Archives and Library

Historic Bethabara Park’s Collections and Library include the Stanley South Archaeological Manuscript Collection, the Edwin L. Stockton Manuscript Collection, thousands of artifacts, and hundreds of antiques. This site is home to a digitized portion of the Historic Bethabara Park collection.

Uncovering Pottery at Bethabara 

Discover the digital component of our Uncovering Pottery at Bethabara exhibit. Discover the history of each displayed object and learn more about how potters achieved their trademark colors and designs.




Articles & Publications



Finding aid for the Wachovia Papers Moravian Archives in Bethlehem

Citation: Peucker, Paul. 2015. “Wachovia Papers: 1750-1857.” Finding aid of the Wachovia Papers. Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Read More


An article by Stanley South on Aust’s Pottery

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The 1759 typhus epidemic at Bethabara

Read Article Citation: Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Volume 42, Issue 3, 1 July 1987, Pages 296–304,


An examination of the 18th century North Carolina economy

Read Article Citation: Thorp, Daniel B. “Doing Business in the Backcountry: Retail Trade in Colonial Rowan County, North Carolina.” The William and Mary Quarterly 48, no. 3 (1991): 387-408. doi:10.2307/2938142.


A look at the historic gardens of Bethabara

Read Article Citation: Thorington, Katherine K., Brand, Kimberly B. “Breeding Bird Community of a Suburban Habitat Island: Historic Bethabara Park, Winston-Salem, NC.” Southeastern Naturalist 13:4, (2014) pages 770-801.


Race and the Moravian Church:

Read Article Citation: Sensbach, Jon F. “RACE AND THE EARLY MORAVIAN CHURCH: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE.” Transactions of the Moravian Historical Society 31 (2000): 1-10.