The Old Chapel

The Old Chapel (HMI2F)

Location: Bethlehem, PA 18018 Northampton County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 37.15', W 75° 22.859'

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Before and during the American Revolution many noted patriots worshiped here, including George Washington, Martha Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Count Casimir Pulaski and the Marquis de Lafayette.

In 1792 fifty-one chiefs and warriors from the Iroquois Confederacy visited this chapel. Among the chiefs were Sagoyewatha (Red Jacket) and Gyantwakia (Cornplanter). Bishop John Ettwein greeted them, and girls from the Moravian Seminary for Young Ladies read poems in their honor. Afterward, Good Peter, an Oneida warrior, spoke:

We will tell our children and grandchildren what has transpired today, and hope that, at no remote time, they may be favored in their dark wilderness with schools such as are to be found in this happy village, where the grace of the Great Spirit reigns in so peculiar a way.

This tablet was placed here in honor of the two hundred and
fiftieth anniversary of the building of this Moravian chapel.

1751 - 2001

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The
Old Chapel
Erected A.D. 1751
Second Place of
worship in
Bethlehem
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HM NumberHMI2F
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Year Placed2001
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 467774 N 4496552
Decimal Degrees40.61916667, -75.38098333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 37.15', W 75° 22.859'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 37' 9.00" N, 75° 22' 51.54" W
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Area Code(s)267, 610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-498 Heckewelder Pl, Bethlehem PA 18018, US
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