The Moravian Historical Society

Your Place to Discover History

The Moravian Historical Society has preserved the story of Moravian history, architecture, art, music, and culture since 1857. Located on the historic Ephrata Tract in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, we maintain the 1740/1743 Whitefield House and the 1740 Gray Cottage, the oldest surviving Moravian structure in North America. We care for 20,000 objects, photographs, and documents and these primary sources help connect students, scholars, and the public to the stories of our past.  


Guests are able to view:

  • The earliest known violin produced in America

  • Paintings by the Moravian artist John Valentine Haidt

  • A pipe organ made by early America’s premier organ-builder, David Tannenberg

  • An1850s Martin guitar

  • A lock of George Washington's hair and much more!​​

Upcoming Event

Saturday, December 14 from 12-4 p.m.

Join us for our annual town-wide event. The Moravian Historical Society will feature the artist's market, musical performances, candle dipping for children, historic walking tours, and our annual Putz exhibition. 

Current Exhibition


August 25 - November 10, 2019


Hall Boys: Student Life at Nazareth Hall presents the daily life of students from classes and exams, to sports and extracurricular activities with documents, pictures, and objects from the students who lived and learned there. 

Open 7 days a week, 1–4 p.m.

The Moravian Historical Society • 214 E. Center St. Nazareth, PA 18064 •  (610) 759-5070  •

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