Protestant Moravians settled in the Lehigh Valley in 1741.  As towns and cities began to dot the landscape, industries emerged in need of labor from local residents and new immigrants.  By the nineteenth century, many new places of worship emerged to accommodate the growth in population and offered services in many languages. The items (maps, books, pamphlets, photographs, and oral histories) in this topic reflect the religious history of the region from the mid-nineteenth through late twentieth century. For more information on South Side Bethlehem's churches, see Lehigh's Still Looking for You: A Bethlehem Place + Memory Project