Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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WFMZ: History’s Headlines: Single Sisters of Bethlehem, Yesterday and Today

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - For most of its history, all that many Americans knew of Bethlehem’s Moravian Single Sisters’ House was contained in a poem written by renowned 19th century great Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.Then a fledgling poet of 18, Longfellow’s “Hymn...

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The Morning Call: Here are five people to know at Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

Five new board members have been appointed to Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, a Smithsonian Affiliate that has spearheaded an effort to get Moravian Bethlehem declared a World Heritage site.The new members will help guide the nonprofit that maintains 20...

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The Morning Call: 17 nonprofit leaders to watch in 2017

The Morning Call selected 17 nonprofit leaders who are tackling major new opportunities this year or coping with new challenges, including Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites President Charlene Donchez Mowers!Read More Here...

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WFMZ: Arts Around Town: Holiday break a great time to explore Christmas City

With the kids home for holiday break this coming week, it can be a great time for families to explore the sights and sounds in and around Berks County and the Lehigh Valley before 2017 rolls in. Historic Bethlehem is...

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The Morning Call: ‘Bethlehem’s Christmas, 1741’: Exhibit tells story of city’s first Christmas

There are competing theories on how the City of Bethlehem got its name, and one of those involves cows. It was on Christmas Eve in 1741 that a group of Moravians led by Count Ludwig Von Zinzendorf gathered in a two-room...

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WFMZ: A look at the holiday history of Bethlehem

It's known as Christmas City U.S.A. throughout the world and this morning, we're delving into its history. We're learning first hand of some of the holiday traditions that put the city of Bethlehem on the map. That's where we find WFMZ's Rosa...

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