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"The American Spirit:
The Paintings of Mort Künstler
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NEW EXHIBIT!
"Stories of WWI"

 

ONGOING
Revolutionary War Exhibit

 

 

ONGOING!
Energy Exhibit

 

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WWII On-Line Exhibit



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2014-2015

 

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. 

 

Exhibit:  “Stories of 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 was one of the deadliest wars in modern history, with implications so profound they reverberate around the world to this day.  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.

 

Pennsylvania Council on the ArtsExhibit:  “The American Spirit:  The Paintings of Mort Künstler”
This exhibit features fifty art works by Mort Künstler, America’s greatest living historical artist.  Künstler's art brings to life a panorama of U.S. history through meticulous accuracy and the genius of his artistic skill.  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.

 

Holiday Exhibits
The Museum’s annual Holiday Exhibits are open regular museum hours, featuring model train layouts, antique toys, festive decorations, and much more.  Children will find hands-on fun in the Thomas Engine Fun Room, which is open 12 Noon to 4:00 pm Tuesdays through Fridays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturdays and 12 Noon to 4:00 pm on Sundays.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. On display through January 11.

Jan.

Monday, January 19: The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum will be OPEN special hours from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. today. We will be holding a special celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  

 

PA Council on the ArtsSaturday, January 31, 1 p.m.: Slideshow Presentation: “Picturing History”
Discover how history has been depicted by artists through the years, and try your hand as an historical artist.  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.

 

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Feb.

Saturday, February 7, 1 p.m. : Slideshow Presentation: “African Americans in History”
African Americans have made a major impact on U.S. history, contributions that are seldom celebrated.  This program will explore several topics that have languished in obscurity away from mainstream historical discourse.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

 

  Saturday, February 21, 1 p.m.: “Native Americans and the Civil War”
Carla and Allan Messinger will explore the fascinating and often overlooked role of Native Americans in the American Civil War.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.
March

Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m. – 12 NOON: All-New Genealogy Workshop
Beginners and experts alike will discover fascinating sessions to help them in the search for their families’ roots at this all-new workshop.  Preregistration is required; fees are charged.  Please contact Alyce Templeton at 610-435-1074, Ext. 14 for registration.

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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 Charles H. Hoch Foundation, 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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