"The American Spirit:
The Paintings of Mort Künstler


"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 $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.


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.


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.


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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