Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution



The Morning Call: Bethlehem history and mystery blend in latest novel

Bethlehem is nicknamed the Christmas City, and for good reason. It was Christmas Eve 1741 when the Moravian founders named their settlement after the famous biblical city in Judea.Read More Here...

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The Morning Call: Bethlehem’s Turkey Trot: Fitness after the feast

For many families, it's become part of the Thanksgiving holiday.Relatives come back to the Lehigh Valley and gather, not just to eat turkey and stuffing, but also to take part in the Historic Turkey Trot 5K Run & Fitness Walk,...

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Lehigh Valley Live: 14 best spots to take a selfie in the Lehigh Valley

Looking for the best selfie spot in the Lehigh Valley? Find out from Lehigh Valley Live and see which HBMS site got featured!Read More Here...

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Bethlehem’s Gemeinhaus celebrates 275th birthday

BETHLEHEM — Charlene Donchez Mowers calls the polyglot a "joyful noise," choruses of early Moravian settlers singing hymns in a dozen native tongues in unison.Their voices had once bounced off the walls of the Saal, a small worship room in...

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The Morning Call: Bethlehem’s Christmas City Artisan Pop-up Show gives a nod to history

A long time ago, a small group of Moravians led by German religious leader Count Nicholas von Zinzendorf gathered on a cold Christmas Eve, said a few prayers and founded the city of Bethlehem on the banks where the Lehigh...

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The Morning Call: Bethlehem Community Celebration: Events for 275th birthday

Step back in time and celebrate some important anniversaries in Bethlehem.Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites will mark the 275th anniversary of the 1741 Gemeinhaus and the City of Bethlehem with a Community Celebration 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and...

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