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Ephrata Virtual Academy

Date(s): 04/08/2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Great Unforgettable Forgotten History Quiz at Ephrata Cloister

Presented by Michael Showalter and the Student Historians 

It’s not quite the usual presentation for the Historic Ephrata Cloister’s monthly Virtual Ephrata Academy program. Instead, the program on April 8 combines fun and learning into The Great Unforgettable Forgotten History Quiz. This program challenges the audience to explore little-known facts from national, state, and local history and to share their own encounters with stories from the past. The Ephrata Cloister’s high school volunteers, the Student Historians, have developed the program inspired by their own love of trivia games and the opportunities to share history. The students are best known for presenting the annual Lantern Tours in the Christmas season. Now they are taking on new roles as game show hosts of the fun evening. The program is free, but registration is required.

The students have developed a list of about a dozen questions. After viewers have a chance to answer the questions, the students will provide expanded answers with more background on the topic. There are no losers in the quiz, only winners as everyone has a chance to learn something new. 

This is a FREE program, but you must register using this link. You will receive an email with a link to use to join the Zoom call. This program will be recorded and put on our YouTube page to view at your leisure along with past Ephrata Academy presentations. 

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 June Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wednesday through Saturday & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sunday. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday