The Moravian Historical Society

Photograph of the Whitefield House.
Whitefield House

The Moravian Historical Society was founded in 1857 to preserve, interpret, and celebrate the rich culture of the Moravians. The Society, a nonprofit organization, maintains a museum and historic site that includes the 1740–1743 Whitefield House and the 1740 Gray Cottage, the oldest surviving Moravian structure in North America. Widely recognized for its significant collection and historically important 18th-century site, ​the Moravian Historical Society is the third oldest historical society in Pennsylvania.

The museum is open seven days per week and offers permanent and changing exhibitions. More information about the museum and its collection can be found by visiting our website:

Researchers are welcomed by appointment by contacting

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About Our Digital Collections
In 2021, the Moravian Historical Society was awarded a Historical Archives and Records Care grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. With this grant, MHS began the work of digitizing and sharing its collection of archival documents. This website is the result of this project: a resource for a growing collection of digitized archives from our collection. Please check back regularly as we will be adding more collections. 

This project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Historical Archives and Records Care Grant, a program funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.