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Bethlehem Digital History Project wins award for website

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)— The Bethlehem Digital History Project, an on-line collaboration between Reeves Library at Moravian College and the Bethlehem Area Public Library, has won June’s Golden Web award for website content, design, and originality from the International Association of Web Masters and Designers. The award is given monthly, though any given site may be submitted only once a year.

The website was developed in 1999 and went live in 2001. Its startup funding was a $71,670 grant from the Commonwealth Libraries of Pennsylvania, state administrator of the federal Library Services and Technology Act, to Reeves Library and the Bethlehem Area Public Library for this project.

The website features information, images, and archival documents (often with contemporary German and English translation) from Bethlehem’s first century of existence (1741-1844) and its Moravian heritage. It can be visited at http://bdhp.moravian.edu.