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Bethlehem’s Moravian Church settlement one step closer to World Heritage Site status

Years in the making, the U.S. government has officially submitted a nomination for the city's historic Moravian Church settlement to be designated a World Heritage Site. The application by the U.S. Department of the Interior is a first in that…

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Historic Bethlehem featured on “Taste of History” — Colonial Cuisine and Historic Hospitality

Chef Walter Staib returns to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to explore the Moravian garden and 18th century kitchen house of Burnside Plantation. He also learns how the famed hospitality of the Moravians has continued to the modern-day while cooking recipes at the…

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Blast from the past: Kemerer Museum exhibit explores toys through the years

It's a blast from the past in Bethlehem. The "From Marbles to Make Believe: Let's Play" exhibit is up and running at the Kemerer Museum. It showcases the most popular toys of the 1900s, and some of the toys that maybe weren't the best…

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U.S. towns named for Christmas

Whether by accident or inspiration, certain towns across the United States — from North Pole, Alaska, to Christmas Cove, Maine, and Garland, Texas — get extra attention each December and in some ways embody the spirit of the holiday season.…

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Life at Full Throttle: A holiday visit to the Christmas City

A visit to Bethlehem this time of year can get even the grouchiest of Grinches into the holiday spirit. It’s truly a magical place filled with rich and unique holiday traditions. Read more.

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Welcome to ‘Putztown’: Miniature Christmas world comes to Historic Bethlehem

In keeping with the holiday spirit of building a Moravian Putz — a miniature, detailed model of The Nativity scene — a Bethlehem architect, artist, and craftsman is presenting an expansion of that tiny world into an elaborate new exhibit…

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