Current Exhibitions

Permanent Exhibition
The Moravian Historical Society's permanent exhibition on the second floor features an outstanding collection of objects connected to the establishment of the 18th-century Moravian settlements and the significant contributions Moravians made to music, art, education, and culture in early America.
Special Exhibition
Special exhibitions are on view in the Moravian Historical Society's first floor galleries.  These exhibitions rotate over several months and highlight new research into areas of our collection. The Moravian Historical Society is pleased to partner with other institutions to display objects both on loan and from the MHS collection.

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Past Exhibitions

Looking for stories and images from a recently closed exhibition? Browse past exhibitions that have been on view at the Moravian Historical Society. Many of our resources continue to be available online.

Hall Boys: Student Life at Nazareth Hall - Coming Soon!

The exhibition examines student life at Nazareth Hall through various objects, including student exams, schedules, and even handwritten letters by some of the first pupils to study at the all-boys school. The inception of Nazareth Hall can be traced back to July 18, 1743, when John and Christina Franke and John Heyne began a school for boys in the 1740 Gray Cottage with ten students.

Early American Trades at Christian's Spring

Located two miles west of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, Christian’s Spring was a Moravian community of master craftsmen and apprentices that operated from 1749-1796. The exhibition explores this lost community, the people who lived and worked there, and the tremendous activity that took place in a relatively short period of time.

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Charting the Unknown: Early Moravian Maps

Through archival documents, historic maps, and objects from the collection of the Moravian Historical Society, visitors will be taken on a journey through the fertile lands of the Pennsylvanian frontier. The exhibition explores surveying techniques, the conflicts between indigenous communities and Europeans, and the Moravian contributions to surveying, early cartography, and town planning.