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By looking at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: A Moravian Settlement in Colonial America, students will understand why Moravians immigrated to America and how the communities they established embodied their religious beliefs. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

The Moravians
The Moravian Museum of Bethlehem
The Moravian Museum of Bethlehem's Web site describes the historic sites in the Central Bethlehem Historic District and provides tour information and a calendar of events for special exhibits and guest activities.

The Moravian Church in America
This Web site contains links to home pages for regional Moravian church provinces in America. It also provides the Moravian Church's covenant for Christian living and a brief summary of the missionary activities and programs sponsored by the church today.

Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area is a unit of the National Park System. This page of the park's Web site describes the village of Pilgerruh (Pilgrim's Rest), a temporary Moravian mission village founded in 1786. Pilgerruh was the first settlement built by Europeans in the Cuyahoga Valley.

Library of Congress' American Memory Collection
Search the American Memory Collection Web page for historical resources on "Moravians." Included on the Web site is the 1859 publication, Sketches of Moravian Life and Character, which offers a general view of the history, life, character, and religious and educational institutions of the Moravians.

National Park Service Travel Itinerary
Explore the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, featuring historic places in and near eastern Pennsylvania's canal and coal region. Included in the 46 historic places featured in this itinerary are the Moravian Sun Inn and the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works.

The Reformation
The Protestant Reformation (Early 1500s to Mid 1600s)
This web page is part of the Spiritual Pilgrim Web site by Miles Hodges, a Presbyterian minister and former university professor of international studies. It includes a general overview of the Protestant Reformation and discusses various aspects and personalities from the period including Jan Huss and John Wycliffe.

Memorable Christians
The Web site of the Church of Saint James the Apostle in Ontario, Canada, includes biographical information on selected Memorable Christians. Jan Huss and John Wycliffe are among the personalities featured. [http://www.manotick.org/stjames/active_pages/christian_lives.htm#Memorable%20Christians ]

 

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