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2014

 

Unless otherwise noted, events are held at the
Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
432 W. Walnut Street
Allentown, PA 18102

   

Ongoing
Exhibits

Exhibit: “Energy Past & Present: Creating, Consuming & Conserving”  Through simple, fun, hands-on activities, visitors learn about the role of energy in their lives and discover how easy it is to reduce energy use at home.  Sponsored in part by PPL.   FREE to members; non-members $6 adults, $3 children, under 5 FREE

 

Exhibit: “The American Revolution”
This exhibit explores how the American Revolution was fought on the battlefield and in the hearts of people in the Lehigh Valley and across the land.  Sponsored in part by grants from the Charles H. Hoch Foundation, County of Lehigh, Holt Family Foundation, Julius & Katheryn Hommer Foundation, Keystone Nazareth Charitable Foundation, Rider-Pool Foundation, and Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Charitable Trust. FREE to members; non-members $6 adults, $3 children. 

Oct.

Saturday, October 4, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm: Fire Prevention Education
Firefighter Ron Smith hosts an outdoor fire prevention exhibit and vehicle display.  Learn fire safety, meet Sparky the Fire Dog, and see fire engines.  Weather permitting.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

 

Saturday, October 4, 1:00 p.m. Exhibit Opening:  “World War I”
Discover how America became involved in WWI and how the Lehigh Valley contributed to the Allied victory.  A special program will open the exhibit.  This exhibit and accompanying programs are sponsored in part by a grant from the Charles H. Hoch Foundation.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

 

Saturday, October 11, 1:00 p.m.: “Maps of History”
Canadian map-maker Kieran McAuliffe, who has created historical maps chronicling such famous events as the escape route John Wilkes Booth took after assassinating President Abraham Lincoln, will present a slide lecture exploring the importance of maps to history.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

  Sunday, October 12, 1:00 p.m.: Lecture & Book Signing: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Edward J. Larson
In his new book, The Return of George Washington, 1783-1789, historian Edward J. Larson recovers a crucially important—yet almost always overlooked—chapter of George Washington's life, revealing how he saved the United States by coming out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and serve as our first president.  Dr. Larson will sign copies of his book, which will be available in the Museum gift shop.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.
 

Pennsylvania Council on the ArtsSaturday, October 18, 1:00 p.m.: Exhibit Opening:  “The American Spirit:  The Paintings of Mort Künstler”
Mort Künstler, America’s greatest living historical artist, will open this very special exhibition of his artwork.  Künstler will reveal the thought-provoking process involved in researching and painting historical scenes.  He will also be available following the talk to sign copies of his new book, available in the Museum Store.  The exhibit will feature fifty Künstler paintings representing a panorama of U.S. history.  Funds for the exhibit and accompanying programs have been provided in part by grants from the Charles H. Hoch Foundation, the Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation, and the Lehigh Valley Arts Council. This project was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

 

Sunday, October 19, 1:00-5:00 pm: “Open Gate Farm Tour” includes Haines Mill
Historic Haines Mill joins area farms on this year’s Open Gate Farm Tour.  Tours of Haines Mill offer visitors an exciting opportunity to witness a by-gone era when local mills were essential to the farming community.  Haines Mill is located at the corner of Haines Mill and Dorney Park Roads in Cetronia.  FREE.

 

Thursday, October 30, 7:00 pm: Author Richard Brookhiser
Nationally known historian Richard Brookhiser will premier his newest book, Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln at the Museum.  Brookhiser, author of numerous books on our Founding Fathers, will relate how Lincoln looked to the Founding Fathers to inspire and guide him in his political and personal life.  Brookhiser will sign copies of his book, which will be available in the Museum gift shop.  FREE to members, non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

Nov.

Saturday, November 1, 1:00 pm: “Lincoln into Art”
Popular Abraham Lincoln portrait artist Wendy Allen will speak about her artwork and how painting Abraham Lincoln has changed her life.  Following her presentation, Allen will be available to sign copies of her book, which will be available in the Museum Store.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

 

$aturday, November 8, 10:00 am-4:00 pm: “Major Coin Expo”
Free verbal appraisals all day with coins being bought and sold by 20+ dealers including expert numismatists from across the country.  Over $1-million dollars’ worth of rare coins and currency will be on display.  Learn about coin grading and collecting.  FREE coins and collecting supplies for children.  Family fun for everyone.  FREE to members. Non-member adults $8.  No cost to children under 12 at this event only.

 

Saturday, November 15, 1:00 pm: “Birds of the Lehigh Valley”
Dr. Barbara C. Malt of the Audubon Society will speak on Lehigh Valley birds.  Just in time for winter, she will explore the birds that remain in the Lehigh Valley year-round, those that are migratory, and how bird-lovers can feed their winged friends through the winter.  Dr. Malt will be available following the presentation to sign books, which will be available in the Museum Store.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

 

Saturday, November 22, 1:00 p.m.: Holiday Exhibits:  Open with It’s a Wonderful Life
After a special showing of the classic feature film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Mary Owen, daughter of the film’s star Donna Reed, will speak about the film.  This event will serve as the opening of the Museum’s annual Holiday Exhibits, featuring model train layouts, festive decorations, and much more.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

Dec.

Saturday, December 6: 1:00 pm– 6:00 pm, last tour 5:15:  A Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas
Travel back to the 1800s as the Steckel family prepares for Christmas!  Enjoy holiday games, carols, baking, stories, and tree decorating.  The Belsnickel (St. Nicholas in furs), will give treats.  Held at the Historic Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum, 4229 Reliance St., Egypt. FREE to members, non-member adults $8, non-member children $3. Tours last about one hour.  Last tour starts at 5:15 p.m.  Sponsored in part by a grant from the County of Lehigh.

 

Sponsored in Part by:

Sponsor: The Morning Call

 

 

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

 

Season Sponsors:Sponsor: Schmoyer Family of Funeral Homes

 

 

 

 

Season Sponsor: Gross McGinley LLP

 

 

 

 

 

  Exhibits, events, and other operations of the Lehigh County Historical Society are supported in part by grants from the  Century Fund, the Harry C. Trexler Trust, the Julius & Katheryn Hommer Foundation, the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, devoted members of the Society and countless others who have made generous donations.  We thank you all; we couldn’t do it without you.

 

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