Walk through history as we guide you to things to learn, places to discover, and events that help connect us to our rich heritage.
Widely recognized as a gem of our region and a national treasure, Moravian Church Settlements — Bethlehem has been nominated by the U.S. Department of the Interior as its first transnational nomination to the World Heritage List.
What a great honor it is for our region to be listed with the likes of Independence Hall, the Statue of Liberty, and the Historic Centre of Rome!
The Taking the World Stage Capital Campaign is a $7.25 million campaign to ensure that we address our most urgent needs right now so that we are ready to welcome more visitors, tell the story of Bethlehem from its founding until today, and preserve our important historic sites in perpetuity.
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is the steward of many of Bethlehem’s historic assets and the keeper of what sets this historic center of our region apart from others. It is also must interpret that history in ways that reach changing audiences.
We must be prepared to put our best foot forward to the world.
This campaign will make it possible to:
Why It Matters
“The Moravian District is a source of pride for the city of Bethlehem and the surrounding Lehigh Valley, as it has provided a unique, historically rich, and culturally significant way of life for over 275 years. The United States is filled with a number of important historical sites, so to even be considered is an honor.”— Former U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, lifelong Lehigh Valley resident and member of the Bethlehem Mayors’ World Heritage Commission
Amenities, expanded historical interpretation, and more capacity will create an outstanding experience.Learn More Make a Gift
Long-term preservation is important to maintain our historic sites at a level worthy of being on the World Heritage list.Learn More Make a Gift
Restoration, infrastructure upgrades, and beautification of our historical assets are key to our World Heritage preparations.Learn More Make a Gift
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