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NEW EXHIBIT COMING SOON:
"The 1960s: A Decade that Transformed America"

 

NEW EXHIBIT
on the Zinc Industry in Palmerton, Pa.

 

Exhibit on

"Native Americans:
A Diverse & Evolving History"

 

American Presidency Exhibit


WWII On-Line Exhibit



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2017

 

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

   
NEW EXHIBIT

NEW Exhibit:
“Native Americans:  A Diverse & Evolving History”

Native Americans have inhabited Pennsylvania for more than 10,000 years.  Featuring hundreds of authentic Native American artifacts, this exhibition explores what archaeology tells us about the Native Americans of Eastern Pennsylvania.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.  Exhibit and accompanying programs are sponsored in part by a grant from the Keystone Savings Foundation.

 

NEW EXHIBIT

NEW EXHIBIT
T
he Zinc Industry in Palmerton, Pennsylvania
Discover the importance of zinc and its impact on Palmerton, Pennsylvania.  FREE to Lehigh County Historical Society/Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

Ongoing
Exhibit

Exhibit: “The American Presidency”
This exhibition features Presidential portraits, campaign buttons, commemorative pieces, and original items related to individual presidents such as Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy.  Exhibit and accompanying programs are sponsored in part by grants from the County of Lehigh and the Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Trust.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

November

NEW EXHIBIT" "The 1960s: a Decade that Transformed America"
This exhibit explores the 1960s, a decade of change and transformation that helped create our modern world.  Learn about hippies, popular music and culture, the Civil Rights Movement, and much more.  FREE to Lehigh County Historical Society/Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.  Exhibit will remain on display during regular museum hours.  Exhibit and accompanying programs are sponsored in part by grants from the County of Lehigh and the Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Trust.

  Saturday, November 25 - Saturday, December 30
SATURDAYS "ONLY" 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thomas the Tank Engine Fun Room  Open
Enjoy our “Thomas the Tank Engine” Fun Room with crafts and a model train operating.  Opening Day, Saturday November 25, also features puppet shows and a 25% discount for members in our Museum Store.  The Thomas Fun Room crafts and train remain open Saturdays ONLY from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.
December

Saturday, December 2: 11:00 am– 3:00 pm, last tour 3:00: 
A Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas

Travel back to the 1800s as the Steckel family prepares for Christmas.  Discover old-fashioned holiday games, baking, folk 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 Lehigh County Historical Society members, non-member adults $8, non-member children $3. Tours last about one hour.  Last tour starts at 3:00 p.m.  This program is not designed to promote or inhibit any culture or religion over another.  It is designed to teach and educate about customs from the past. 

 

Saturday, December 9, 1:00 p.m.
Slide-Lecture:  Christmas Among the Pennsylvania Dutch

Discover how early Pennsylvania Dutch settlers to our region celebrated the holidays.  This fascinating slide-lecture, presented at the Heritage Museum, will explore how the Pennsylvania Dutch helped introduce many of America’s favorite holiday traditions, including the Christmas tree.  FREE to Lehigh County Historical Society/Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, December 16, 1:00 p.m.:
Slide/Lecture:  Hess’s Department Store
Re-live the wonders of Hess’s Department Store, and view authentic film footage from the glory days of Hess’s.  FREE to Lehigh County Historical Society/Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

 

All Program Information is subject to change & rescheduling.

Always contact the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
for the most up-to-date information.

 

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Sponsor: The Morning Call

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Air Products Foundation, the Century Fund, the Charles H. Hoch Foundation, the Julius & Katheryn Hommer Foundation, the Harry C. Trexler Trust, the devoted members of the Society, and countless others who have made generous donations. 

Funding for the Lehigh County Historical Society is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

We thank you; we could not do it without member support.

 

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