A book of color photographs showing all exhibition rooms in each of the historic buildings is available at the visitor center. The book, martyrs mirror, is a history of the deaths of christian martyrs from 4 b. Turn right off the exit and travel on 322 west main street for 2. Partnersephrata cloister associates historic ephrata cloister. Since its start in 1732, the historic ephrata cloister has attracted visitors fascinated by the communitys unique lifestyle that allowed the creation of incredible. Ephrata cloister pennsylvania historical and museum. The back to the cloister fund, managed by the ephrata cloister associates, helps to. The ephrata cloister is located at 632 west main street in ephrata, pennsylvania. The ephrata cloister had the second german printing press in the american colonies and also published the largest book in colonial america. The ephrata cloister or ephrata community was a religious community, established in 1732 by johann conrad beissel at ephrata, in what is now lancaster county, pennsylvania. Allen viehmyer will be on hand to sign his new book, an index to hymns and hymn tunes of the ephrata cloister 1730 1785, including all printed and manuscript.
For more information or to request a free 24page visitor guide, visit. Ephrata cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the pennsylvania trail of history. Historic ephrata cloister, founded in 1732, was a protestant monastic community. The last celibate member died in 18 and the next year the remaining householders. Discover the religious community of ephrata cloister noted for its art and architecture. Now, 339 years later the historic ephrata cloister joins other state museums to. Individuals in need of special assistance should call the ephrata cloister at 7177336600 or the pennsylvania tdd relay service at 800 6545984 in advance to discuss their needs. Proceeds from the sales have returned numerous items to ephrata cloister, including rare manuscripts, 18thcentury ephrata furniture, and one of only two known copies of a book, printed at ephrata, about a comet that appeared in 1743. In 1941 the pennsylvania historical and museum commission assumed. Meeting in november, with terms running for the following calendar year. And no trip to ephrata is complete without a stop at the museum store, where you can find items such as locally crafted redware, notecards, soaps, candles, books, and much more. Plan a visit historic ephrata cloister ephrata, pa. Ephrata cloister associates members and pennsylvania heritage society members are.1225 1139 472 77 1267 494 82 680 634 643 313 1211 241 250 1371 47 1163 405 519 1467 1380 1331 251 1201 608 1405 889 1000 333 603 45 986 1338 377 357 211 1372