Spend a few moments in quiet reflection with seasonal readings & holiday music in the 1741 Meetinghouse at the Ephrata Cloister. Performances at 6:30 and 8:00 pm each night. Advance tickets are required.
These special theatrical tours take you back in time to visit Ephrata Cloister as it may have appeared in the 1700s. Each year, we offer a new story with a cast of junior & senior high school students playing the roles.
We are dedicated to honoring our past, embracing the present, and inspiring the future through community connectivity, economic development, community identity, and sustainability.
Fostering economic stability for everyone.
Providing a secure place for community growth.
Facilitating communication and collaboration.
Full of excitement to discover
Explore our fast-growing community, wide greenspace, and activities Ephrata has to offer. Travel to 1732 through architecture, nationally-recognized historic sites, museums, and research center. Enjoy our movie theatre and the Ephrata Performing Arts Center.
Mainspring of Ephrata is the consolidation of three pre-existing development organizations; Downtown Ephrata Inc., Ephrata Alliance, and the Ephrata Economic Development Corporation. The merging of these organizations created Mainspring of Ephrata.