Saturday, April 20, 2013
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Why hunt for eggs when
you can hunt for real treasures?
Itís a fun hunt for
history designed for children age 11 and under!
Follow the clues to
different places on the historic site and collect
stamps in a Heritage Passport.
When youíve collected
all the stamps, trade them for a prize and a treat.
Children age 11 and
under are just $1.00 and grown-ups are $10.00 or
$9.00 if youíre over 65.
Ephrata Cloister Associates
and Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation free.
COMMUNITY DAYS SCHOOL
Friday, April 19 and May 17,
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Students are welcome to explore the activities that
made the community of Ephrata a thriving center of
life in the colonial days. Try your hand at writing
with a quill pen, build a chair, taste old-fashioned
food and discover why the doctorís of old were not
the first place to seek medical treatment. This
open-house day features stations with 12-15 minute
presentations throughout the historic site. Travel
at your own pace from station to station in any
order. This is a great experience for students of
all backgrounds. Tuition: $6.00 for students, one
adult admitted free with every ten students,
additional adults pay $9.00 each. No member
discounts are offered. Reservations strongly
America's earliest religious communities, the Ephrata
Cloister was founded in 1732 by German settlers seeking
spiritual goals rather than earthly rewards. Gathered in
unique European style buildings, the community consisted of
celibate Brothers and Sisters, and a married congregation of
to see how you can help preserve the Ephrata
At the zenith of the community in the 1740s and 1750s, about
300 members worked and worshiped at the Cloister. Today, the
National Historic Landmark is open for tours, special
programs, and on-going research opportunities.
632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
Telephone (717) 733-6600
Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Tom Corbett, Governor - Andrew E. Masich, ChairmanJames M. Vaughan, Executive Director
With generous support from the Ephrata Cloister Associates
a non-profit membership organization
Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit
www.phmc.state.pa.us or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.
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