The Canadian Moravian Historical Society collects, examines, preserves, and interprets historical material which is used to publish and disseminate the story of the Moravian Church in western Canada, and its contribution to the Canadian history and culture. Established in 1982, the Canadian Moravian Historical Society is an independent, not-for-profit registered organization with a volunteer board of directors.
Since its inception, the Society has published several books related to the Moravian Church history. In addition, the Society publishes the Canadian Moravian Historical Magazine on a annual basis. The magazine was first issued in May 1995, and includes a wide variety of subjects by many authors, all of which cover some aspect of church history.
On behalf of the Board of Elders of the Canadian District, the Society is also responsible for operation of the Canadian Moravian Archives. The Archives contain records pertaining to church activity across the Canadian District, along with extensive material from Reverend Clement Hoyler, the founding pastor of the first Moravian congregations in western Canada.
The Canadian Moravian Historical Society is sustained through membership fees, fundraising, donations and an annual synod-mandated stipend from the Board of Elders of the Canadian District.
For more information about membership, or special programs and presentations about Moravian Church history, contact [email protected]. For historical information, contact the archivist at [email protected].
View an archive of the Canadian Historical Society Magazine and other materials, click here.