Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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Lehigh Valley Live: Holiday huts fill Bethlehem’s downtown in effort to boost sales

Holiday-themed wooden huts are once again in lining Bethlehem’s downtown area, in hopes of bringing in more foot traffic this season. Guests can find this year’s huts, which comprise Christmas City Village, along Main Street at Central Moravian Church, the 1750 Smithy, and…

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The Morning Call: Historic Bethlehem to kick off holiday events, including Christmas in the Quarter, live advent calendar and new horse-drawn trolley rides

Christmas offerings will launch Nov. 19 and continue through Jan. 9, the nonprofit organization announced Wednesday. Visitors will be able to experience Moravian traditions and partake in new additions, including the Christmas City Stroll Walking Tour, Bethlehem by Night Motorcoach…

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Times News: World Heritage site-Moravian settlement gets international support

Bethlehem’s pursuit of World Heritage recognition for the Moravian settlement received a boost Oct. 18 as Michelle Muntefering, deputy minister for international cultural policies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany presented a letter of…

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The Brown and White: Historic Bethlehem’s Mystery and History tour explores spooky sightings

The Mystery and History Tour features stories of unsolved murders, ghostly sightings and eerie premonitions sighted among numerous historic buildings in Bethlehem. Presented by the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, the tour is running throughout the month of October. Currently in…

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DW: German settlement in US applies for World Heritage status

Missionaries from the Moravian Church, one of the oldest Protestant denominations, built the site in the US state of Pennsylvania 280 years ago. They taught equality across racial barriers and promoted education for girls at a time when that was…

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Lehigh Valley Live: Germany official visits Bethlehem for Moravian settlements’ World Heritage List push

Bethlehem’s push to land its historical Moravian settlement on UNESCO’s World Heritage List took a big step on Monday — to be specific, a step spanning 4,000 miles. Mayor Robert Donchez, President of the Bethlehem World Heritage Commission Charlene Donchez Mowers, Vice-Chair of Bethlehem World…

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