"Stories of WWI"


Revolutionary War Exhibit



Energy Exhibit


WWII On-Line Exhibit

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



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 $8 adults, $3 children, under 5 FREE


Exhibit: “The American Revolution” On display through June 14.
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 $8 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.  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.




Saturday, April 18, 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.


Saturday, April 25, 1 p.m.:  Presentation & Book Signing: “South Pacific Cauldron:  WWII’s Great Forgotten Battlegrounds”
Historian Alan Rems brings to life major figures such as General Douglas MacArthur, as he relates often-forgotten battles of the South Pacific.  His new book is the first complete history embracing all land, sea, and air operations in this crucially important sector of the oceanic conflict.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.



Tues., April 28, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. & Wed. April 29, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.: "Archives Without Tears" 
Day one of this workshop explores the basics of archives, including how to manage, process, and protect collections.  On day two, participants will discover how to prepare for disasters and learn to identify and store various types of photographs.  Presented by the Pennsylvania State Archives in partnership with the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum.  Full Registration: $25;  One-Day Registration: $15.  Registration includes light breakfast and lunch.  Pre-registration & prepayment required by April 20. Please call Alyce Templeton at 610-435-1074, Ext. 14.

  Wednesday, April 29, 6 p.m.: Annual Membership Meeting
Join us for our Annual Membership meeting with election of Officers and Board Members.  Enjoy a special presentation on “Women in History.”  FREE and open to all members.

Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m.: Celebrating V-E Day
V-E Day, May 8, 1945, marked the victory of U.S. and Allied troops in Europe in WWII.  Listen to excerpts from Winston Churchill’s VE Day speech and view newsreel footage from VE Day.  Hear memories of veterans and others from that historic day.  Co-sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.  FREE to members and all WWII veterans; other non-members $8 adults, $3 children.


Saturday, May 9th, 1 p.m.:  Mother’s Day Tea
Relax with a cup of freshly-brewed tea or coffee and a special treat while you hear about path-breaking women in history. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with someone special. FREE to members, non-member adults $9, non-member children $4.  Pre-registration and prepayment are required. Please call Alyce Templeton at 610-435-1074, Ext. 14. “Call Today!” 


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 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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