Explore the Ephrata Cloister at the Candlelight Open House
The paths where the first residents of Ephrata walked will be lined with flickering lanterns as the Historic Ephrata Cloister celebrates the annual Candlelight Open House.
This is the chance to take a leisurely stroll through history, while exploring the original building of Ephrata’s first settlement. Inside, craftsmen, including potter Ned Foltz, the Lancaster Spinners and Weaver’s Guild, and Matt and Elaine Vardjan of Pennsylvania Folk Art Papers will be sharing their talents at keeping history alive. The Ephrata Cloister Chorus will offer short programs throughout the evening in the original Meetinghouse, providing a preview of the holiday program happening in December. You can even try your hand at making a small ornament while enjoying some refreshments in the Visitor Center.
To celebrate the night, Ned Foltz has created a limited edition of miniature roof tiles, copying those on the bake ovens at the Cloister. These will be available in The Museum Store where you’ll also find other locally made treasures for someone on your gift list. The night also offers the opportunity to meet some of the people who help bring the site to life and learn about the available volunteer opportunities.
Phone: (717) 733-6600
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
632 W. Main St.
Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522
Admission for the program is $6 for anyone age 3 and above.