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Energy Exhibit

 

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WWII On-Line Exhibit



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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 $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.

 

 

March

Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.:  HISTORY EXPO 2015
Pennsylvania’s premiere history event will feature a musical history of America with musician Dave Fry, tours of Trout Hall, displays by historical organizations, and much more. Old-fashioned story-telling, toys, games, and crafts offer fun for the whole family. 

April

Saturday, April 11, 1 p.m.:  The End of the Civil War & the Death of Abraham Lincoln
Just in time for the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, this very special slideshow depicts events and people surrounding America’s greatest national trauma and outpouring of grief. 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.

 

  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.
May

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 actual 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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