Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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BETHLEHEM PRESS: Church, Chapel Tours Celebrate History

Historic Bethlehem’s Church and Chapel tour is a look at the Moravians who founded Bethlehem more than 270 years ago and the churches and chapels they built. These buildings represent some of the oldest in the city. The tour begins with guide Loretta Hein, who outlines the creation of the 1741 Gemeinhaus where the early Moravians lived, worshiped and conducted everyday life.

The Moravian religion is the oldest Protestant denomination that is still in existence today. Much of their traditions of worship and life revolve around ...

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