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Candlelight Chat

Date(s): 11/28/2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Michael Miller was truly a 1700s jack of all trades. Entries in his personal account book document his work doing blacksmithing, weaving, farming, tin smithing, and his primary profession of window maker. He was also a member of the married congregation at the Historic Ephrata Cloister. Like others of this Householder congregation, he lived on his own farm about two miles north of the original village where he and his wife raised their eight children. On Saturday, November 28 at 7:00 p.m., a special Candlelight Chat will find Miller returning to share news of the country, neighborhood, and the Ephrata community in 1782. The program will bring Miller to life in this opportunity for viewers to ask questions of a person from the past. The Facebook Live event substitutes for the Historic Ephrata Cloister’s traditional Candlelight Open House with a new virtual format that adds a relaxing historic touch to the holiday weekend. Donations are appreciated. Click here to register.

For those without a Facebook account, on the night of the event go to our Facebook page, and the video should be at the top of the page. Click on the video to view. You do not need to pre-register. 

Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Josh Shapiro, Governor – Hayley Haldeman, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

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 or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.

Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation
Irene Weidman Charitable Foundation
Ephrata National Bank
Black Forest Brewery/Americana 1777 Inn
A Woman’s Club of Ephrata
The Historic Ephrata Cloister April Open Hours: CLOSED Monday and Tuesday, OPEN 9am - 4pm Wednesday through Saturday, and OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sunday.