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"Native Americans:
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American Presidency Exhibit


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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.

July Saturday, July 8, 1:00 p.m.
"The Solar Eclipse in History”
Slide-Lecture with Peter Kern
August 21, 2017, a historic Solar Eclipse will occur in the United States.   This is the first Total Solar Eclipse to cross the US since 1979.  Join us for a Slide-Lecture with Peter Kern on Saturday, July 8th at 1:00 p.m. to learn about this rare occurrence.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.
 

Saturday, July 15th, 1:00 p.m.
“Commemorate the Anniversary of WWI & Allentown’s Camp Crane”
Slide-Lecture
Discover the Lehigh Valley’s vital role in WWI, including the historical significance of Allentown’s Camp Crane, where ambulance drivers were trained.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

 

 

Sunday, July 16th, 6:30 p.m.
“Haines Mill Band Concert” 

Join us at Haines Mill, 3600 Haines Mill Road, Allentown, PA for a performance by the Allentown Band in this lovely creek side setting.  Tours of the historic Haines Grist Mill are available from 1:00-6:00 p.m.  Tours and concert are FREE, but please bring your own lawn chair for the concert.  

 

 Saturday, July 22, 12:00 NOON & 2:00 p.m.
“Salem Witch Trial”

Experience the horror and drama of an authentic Salem Witch Trial.  This will be an all-new reenactment.  Two performances will be held, one at 12:00 NOON and the other at 2:00 p.m.  FREE to members, non-member adults $8, non-member children $3.   Note:  Attend 12:00 NOON OR 2:00 p.m. show.

 

Saturday, July 29th, 1:00 p.m.
“Celebrating the Model T Ford”
One-Day Exhibit & Slide-Lecture

Join us for a one-day car exhibit as we celebrate Henry Ford’s birthday a day early.  At 1:00 p.m., enjoy a slide-lecture about the iconic car Ford created—the Model T.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

August

Saturday, August 12th, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
“Old-Time Pennsylvania Dutch Food & Gardening Lore”

Open House at the Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum

Discover summertime on a Pennsylvania Dutch farm.  Tour a farmhouse built twenty years before the Declaration of Independence, learn about Pennsylvania Dutch foods, gardens, and gardening lore, and see early farm equipment.  Families can even try their hand at farm chores.  Held at the Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum, 4229 Reliance St., Whitehall Township, PA.   FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

 

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Sponsor: The Morning Call

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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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