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WLVR: Bethlehem’s bid for World Heritage site boosted by German diplomat’s visit

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Bethlehem is getting some help from across the Atlantic in its quest to name the city's Moravian Settlements an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Michelle Muntefering, the Deputy Foreign Minister of International Cultural Policies for Germany, presented a…

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WFMZ: Push to get Bethlehem in the international spotlight getting an assist from overseas

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Bethlehem is getting some help from across the Atlantic in its quest to name the city's Moravian Settlements an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Michelle Muntefering, the Deputy Foreign Minister of International Cultural Policies for Germany, presented a…

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WFMZ: Bethlehem could be on World Heritage List by 2024

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Bethlehem could be on a multicountry World Heritage List of historic Moravian Church settlements by 2024, leaders of the effort told city council Tuesday night. Last week, the Bethlehem World Heritage Commission joined city leaders and representatives…

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WLVR: Bethlehem partners with Germany, Denmark and U.K. to petition for ‘World Heritage’ recognition for historic Moravian sites

Representatives from Germany, Northern Ireland and Denmark were in Bethlehem on Wednesday to sign a joint application to be world heritage sites. Photo | Megan Frank / WLVR Bethlehem is joining three other international Moravian communities for a once-in-a-lifetime recognition…

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WFMZ: Bethlehem leaders sign agreement with hopes to get on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The city of Bethlehem is one step closer to possibly becoming a prestigious world landmark. City leaders, the Bethlehem World Heritage Commission, and local Moravian leaders were at City Hall Wednesday to sign the Voluntary Association Agreement.…

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Lehigh Valley Live: Bethlehem’s Moravian settlement joins multi-country effort for World Heritage List inclusion

Bethlehem’s Historic Moravian Settlement is ready to go international. According to a release from the City of Bethlehem, the Bethlehem World Heritage Commission announced that the 14.7-acre settlement preserved in the heart of Bethlehem was authorized by the U.S. Department of the…

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