Ephrata Cloister Associates, founded in 1958, grew from the interest of local citizens and business leaders anxious to welcome guests to the town and share its heritage. Today, the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supports the administration of the Historic Ephrata Cloister by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Over 15,000 visitors from around the world annually enjoy exploring this National Historic Landmark. The Ephrata Cloister Associates helps to enhance visits to the historic site by providing Special Events, the Ephrata Cloister Chorus, Educational Programs, and The Museum Store. The Back to the Cloister Fund, managed by the Ephrata Cloister Associates, helps to return original items to the museum.
Nearly 300 members join in the work to save and share this national treasure.
New board members are nominated by the Board Development Committee and elected by members at the Annual Meeting in November, with terms running for the following calendar year.
2019 Board of Directors
- Drew Myers, President
- Philip Klinger, Vice-President
- Larry Alexander, Secretary
- Wayne Gongaware, Treasurer
- Lisa Sauder
- Bonnie Martin
- Sue Fisher
- Vic Richard
- Cathie Oliphant
- David Heffley
If you wish to contact a member of the Board of Directors, please email: EphrataCloister@gmail.com
You can support the Historic Ephrata Cloister in a variety of ways:
- Become a member of the Ephrata Cloister Associates. Click here to learn more about how to become a Member today.
- We also offer a simple, easy way to support the Historic Ephrata Cloister by clicking on the Donate button below.
The official registration and financial information of the Ephrata Cloister Associates may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.