Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Bethlehem’s Christmas, 1741

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In honor of the 275th Anniversary of the 1741 Gemeinhaus, join us for Bethlehem’s Christmas, 1741, an exhibition dedicated to the first Christmas in Bethlehem.

November 18, 2016 - January 15, 2017

Find out how Bethlehem got its name and view early Moravian Christmas decorations from the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Collection.

Learn about Moravian Traditions such as Lovefeasts, The Moravian Daily Texts, and Putzes. Make your own Moravian Stars and dress a Beeswax Candle.  Learn how the traditions of 1741 are adapted and practiced by Moravians in Bethlehem today.



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