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Winter History Class

Date(s): 02/09/2023
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ephrata’s Cloister cure for cabin fever, Winter History Class, will be held on Thursday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm from February 2nd through March 30thJoin us as we explore topics related to the history and culture of Ephrata, the region, the state, and the nation.

Tuition for this 9-week series is $50 for members of the Ephrata Cloister Associates, and $60 for those not yet members.  Once again, we will be offering this as a hybrid program using the Zoom platform. You may choose to attend in person or in the comfort of your own home via Zoom. In the event of inclement weather (snow), the program will be held via Zoom only.   Zoom links will be sent out on Wednesday afternoons.

Registration is required, and can be done by calling the site, completing the attached registration and returning it with your check to the site by mail or in person, or online at

Registration Form Download Syllabus

Registration for Single Day attendance: Single Day attendance is only available on Zoom, please contact the site at 717-733-6600 Tuesday through Saturday and ask for Elizabeth Bertheaud to make these arrangements and provide your email address.

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.