Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution

Bethlehem’s Christmas, 1741


In honor of the 275th Anniversary of the 1741 Gemeinhaus, join us for Bethlehem’s Christmas, 1741, an exhibition dedicated to the first Christmas in Bethlehem.

November 18, 2016 - January 15, 2017

Find out how Bethlehem got its name and view early Moravian Christmas decorations from the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Collection.

Learn about Moravian Traditions such as Lovefeasts, The Moravian Daily Texts, and Putzes. Make your own Moravian Stars and dress a Beeswax Candle.  Learn how the traditions of 1741 are adapted and practiced by Moravians in Bethlehem today.

How To Visit

The exhibition is included in Pass Into History museum admission. Members receive free admission. Call 1-800-360-TOUR with questions about how to visit.


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