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The Morning Call: Bethlehem’s Christmas City Artisan Pop-up Show gives a nod to history

September 15th, 2016 |

A long time ago, a small group of Moravians led by German religious leader Count Nicholas von Zinzendorf gathered on a cold Christmas Eve, said a few prayers and founded the city of Bethlehem on the banks where the Lehigh River joined Monocacy Creek.

This Christmas will mark 275 years since that historic event. You can still visit the preserved remains of that tiny Moravian settlement in the city’s historic Brethren’s House, Single Sisters House, Widows House and the 1741 Gemeinhaus (Congregation House), the oldest structure in Bethlehem.

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