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Virtual Academy: Education at Ephrata

Date(s): 09/08/2022
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Education and the Ephrata Academy

The Ephrata Academy is a notable “new” building at the Historic Ephrata Cloister, only being built in 1837. The tradition of education at the Ephrata Cloister, however, stretched back to some of the oldest buildings on the site. Join Museum Educator Michael Showalter to explore the history of schooling at Ephrata, starting with the community’s founder, Conrad Beissel, and continuing through the Ephrata Academy in the mid-19th Century. 

The free Virtual Ephrata Academy program happens on Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. Registration is required.  Please register at

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 Summer Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wed. through Sat. & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sun. OPEN 9am-8pm Thurs. July 25th for Twilight Hours. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday.