The Ephrata Cloister offers events
throughout the year the whole family can enjoy, from
children to adults! Take a look:
WINTER HISTORY CLASS
January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14,
21, April 4, 2013
9:00 a.m. to
noon each day
Explore the history of
the Ephrata Cloister with this series of special
lectures and a field trip.
This year, Winter
History Class will include discussions on
Pennsylvania German folk medicine, early heating
stoves, collecting at the Cloister and Ephrata’s
sacred geometry. A great day-long field trip (extra
fee charged) ends the class in April.
Winter History Class is $30.00 for members of the
Ephrata Cloister Associates and the general public
is invited to attend the classes for $40.00 (this
tuition helps to defray the cost of coffee, cups,
napkins, photocopies and honorarium for speakers).
If you attended the
Winter History Class last year, you will receive a
registration letter in January.
If you do not receive a
letter, please call the Ephrata Cloister (717)
Sunday, March 10,
Noon to 5:00
Celebrate the birth of
Pennsylvania with FREE ADMISSION to the Historic
In 1681 William Penn
was granted a Charter for a piece of land in the New
Here, he established
what he called his “Holy Experiment” inviting people
from all nations to live and worship freely.
Cloister is an outstanding example of the religious
toleration available in this New World haven.
a special feature of the day, the Ephrata Cloister
Chorus will perform in the
(Meetinghouse) at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to
Why hunt for eggs when
you can hunt for real treasures?
It’s a fun hunt for
history designed for children age 11 and under!
Follow the clues to
different places on the historic site and collect
stamps in a Heritage Passport.
When you’ve collected
all the stamps, trade them for a prize and a treat.
Children age 11 and
under are just $1.00 and grown-ups are $10.00 or
$9.00 if you’re over 65.
Cloister Associates and Pennsylvania Heritage
COMMUNITY DAYS SCHOOL PROGRAM
Friday, April 19 and May
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Students are welcome to
explore the activities that made the community of
Ephrata a thriving center of life in the colonial
Try your hand at
writing with a quill pen, build a chair, taste
old-fashioned food and discover why the doctor’s of
old were not the first place to seek medical
This open-house day
features stations with 12-15 minute presentations
throughout the historic site.
Travel at your own pace
from station to station in any order.
This is a great
experience for students of all backgrounds.
$6.00 for students, one
adult admitted free with every ten students,
additional adults pay $9.00 each.
No member discounts are
MUSIC OF SPRING AND
EPHRATA CLOISTER CHORUS
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Ephrata Cloister's Historic Saal
Enjoy the afternoon exploring the historic
grounds and a special presentation about Ephrata
music in the mid-afternoon, prior to the
concert. The "Singer's Diet" prescribed by
Ephrata founder Conrad Beissel will be featured
in a small exhibit.
At 4:00 p.m., listen to the sounds of music from
America’s past as the Ephrata Cloister Chorus
presents their annual Spring Concert. Along with
music composed at the Historic Ephrata Cloister
in the 18th-century there will be selections
from other early communities and a special
classical work included in the program. Special
admission for the day, including the concert, is
$10.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors, age 65+,
$7.00 for students ages 6-17, $6.00 for children
ages 3-5, and age 2 and under are free.
There is a $2 discount for
Ephrata Cloister Associates
Heritage Foundation members.
EPHRATA CLOISTER CHORUS SPRING
Dates, times and
locations to be announced
Enjoy the sounds of
music from America’s past as the Ephrata Cloister
Chorus presents their annual Spring Concert.
Along with music composed at the Historic Ephrata
Cloister in the 18th-century there will be
selections from other early communities and a
special classical work included in the program.
Suggested donation of
$10.00 to $15.00 per person.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Mothers are FREE!
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Fathers are FREE!
632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
Telephone (717) 733-6600