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The Moravians

 
 
The Moravians Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2017
1. The Moravians Marker
Inscription.

In 1741, the Moravians, or the Unitas Fratrum, settled in Bethlehem Pa. Other settlements were founded in Lehigh, Northampton, & Lancaster Counties. Although they immigrated [from] Germany, & settled among other Germans in Pa., they never considered themselves Pa. Dutch. Although their manner of dress & way of life would have fit into the Plain World, their joyous religious celebrations, especially at Christmas, set them apart. They combined aspects of both Plain & Gay Dutch.
 
Location. 40° 31.095′ N, 75° 46.976′ W. Marker is in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Touch for map. Marker is on the Kutztown Fairgrounds, home of the Kutztown Folk Festival. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 Wentz Street, Kutztown PA 19530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dew of Heaven (here, next to this marker); Pennsylvania Half-Timbering (here, next to this marker); The Mennonites (here, next to this marker); Quilting Lore (here, next to this marker); Funeral Feasts (a few steps from this marker); Dutch Folksong Tradition (a few steps from this marker); The Bush Meeting (a few steps from this marker); Thanksgiving & Harvest Home (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kutztown.
 
Regarding The Moravians. Excerpt from "Today... and Yesterday" by The Morning Call
 
Also see . . .
1. A Brief History of the Moravian Church. (Submitted on July 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Moravian College History. (Submitted on July 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Moravian Church in American Bookstore, Bethlehem PA. (Submitted on July 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Pennsylvania German Society. (Submitted on July 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. (Submitted on July 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. Kutztown Folk Festival. (Submitted on July 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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