Moravian Historical Society
N A Z A R E T H , P E N N S Y L V A N I A
Affiliated with the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, PA


Our permanent exhibition features our outstanding collection of objects connected to:
  • The expansion of the Moravian community through     missionary service in Europe, the New World, Africa,
    and beyond
  • The establishment of the 18th-century Pennsylvania     settlements of Nazareth, Bethlehem, and Lititz, as well
    as the Salem settlement in North Carolina
  • The significance of music and education in the
     Moravian culture.
Highlights include:
• Exquisite Native American, African, South American and Caribbean Island artifacts.
• 6 oil paintings by John Valentine Haidt (1700-1780),
  the first artist in Colonial America to portray chiefly   religious topics.
• The Antes violin: the earliest-known violin made
  in the American Colonies.
• A 1776 pipe organ made by David Tannenberg, the
  most important organ-builder of his time.
• A rare 18th-century rifle made by Andres Albrecht at the   Moravian settlement of Christiansbrunn.

These items are shown together with textiles, furniture, photographs, maps, guns, tile and iron stoves, caseclocks, and much, much more!.

CHANGING EXHIBIT: “Unearthed: Moravian Archaeology”

Open now through 2019

Having remained largely undeveloped for almost three centuries, the Moravian Historical Society's three-acre property is a rich source of archaeological information. This exhibition tells the story of three centuries of Moravian archaeological adventure and discovery both in Pennsylvania and beyond. Visit it to see dozens of unique finds unearthed right from under our feet!

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The County of Northampton and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission sponsor our exhibitions through their generous grant programs.