Moravian

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Christmas City USA

by Jim Weaver To understand why Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is known as “The Christmas City” it’s important to know something about the original settlers, the Moravians.  The Moravian Church was an early Protestant faith founded by a Catholic priest named Jan Hus in the late fourteenth century in what is now the Czech Republic. To escape …

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Bethlehem’s Sun Inn Still Embraces Spirit of ’76

  By Bob Ruegsegger During the American Revolution, no place in Colonial America — with the exception of Philadelphia — played host to a greater number of founding fathers and patriot military leaders than the Sun Inn in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. With the British occupying Philadelphia and the defeat of the Continental Army at the Battle of …

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