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"Native Americans:
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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.

 

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.

September

Saturday, September 23, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: “Museum Day Live”
The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum will join over 1,000 other participating venues across the country for the thirteenth annual Museum Day Live.  The free Museum Day Live! Ticket can be obtained at Smithsonian.com/museumday and grants free admission to participating museums on this date.  Free admission applies only to Heritage Museum galleries. 


 

Saturday, September 23, 1:00 p.m.:  “Better in the Poconos” Lecture/Book Signing with Dr. Lawrence Squeri
Learn the history of vacationing in the Poconos, a tradition that goes back almost two centuries.  FREE to Lehigh County Historical Society/Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, September 30, 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.:  
Explore the French & Indian War
Open House at the Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum
Explore our region’s involvement in the French and Indian War (1754-1763) as you tour this 1756 farmstead built during the hostilities.  Meet French and Indian War reenactors from the Frontier Guard.  Held at the Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum, 4229 Reliance St., Whitehall Township, PA.  FREE to Lehigh County Historical Society/Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, September 30, 1:00 p.m.:
“To Understand Vladimir Putin, Examine Russia’s History” Lecture with Dr. Andrew Felkay
In this highly relevant talk, Dr. Andrew Felkay, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at Kutztown University, will put contemporary Russian-American relations in historical perspective.  FREE to Lehigh County Historical Society/Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 


 

October

Saturday, October 7, 1:00 p.m.:
NEW EXHIBIT Opening on the Zinc Industry
in Palmerton, Pennsylvania
Discover the importance of zinc and its impact on Pennsylvania.  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.

 

Saturday, October 14, 1:00 pm: Pennsylvania Witch Trial
Experience the shocking drama of a rare Pennsylvania Witch Trial.  FREE to Lehigh County Historical Society/Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Fire Prevention Education
Firefighter Ron Smith hosts an outdoor fire prevention exhibit and vehicle display.  Weather permitting.  FREE to Lehigh County Historical Society/Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, October 21, 1:00 p.m.: “The Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania” Lecture/Book Signing with Greg Huber
Historian Greg Huber explores the fascinating architecture and preservation of area barns.  FREE to Lehigh County Historical Society/Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: “Coin Expo”
Free verbal appraisals all day with coins being bought and sold by 20+ dealers including expert numismatists from across the country.  Learn about coin grading and collecting.  FREE coins and collecting supplies for children.  Family fun for everyone

November

Saturday, November 11, 11:30 a.m.: “Remembering World War I”
Before becoming known as Veterans Day, November 11th was Armistice Day—the day when WWI ended. This program will explore WWI and its impact, as we remember this important anniversary.  FREE to Lehigh County Historical Society/Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, November 18, 1:00 p.m.: NEW EXHIBIT Opening on The 1960s
This exhibit will explore the 1960s, a decade of change and transformation that helped create our modern world today.  FREE to Lehigh County Historical Society/Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum 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 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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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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