The American Bethlehem’s Moravian legacy
Before the United States became an independent nature, this British colony was seen as a promising place for people of numerous religious faiths to start their own religiously-based settlements. In the mid-1700s, Moravians settled in what is now Bethlehem, Pennsylvania as a communal settlement. This year, the Gemeinhaus (or community house) turns 275 years old.
History's Headlines: Bethlehem’s Moravian Gemeinhaus Celebrating its 275th Anniversary By Frank Whelan
August 11, 2016, updated August 15, 2016