American Presidency 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: “The American Presidency”
Just in time for the presidential election, 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.


Saturday, October 22, 1:00 p.m.:  Lecture/Book Signing:  “Lenape Country:  Delaware Valley Society Before William Penn” by Dr. Jean Soderlund
Historian Dr. Jean Soderlund’s new book explores Lenape Indian encounters with early European settlers in the Delaware Valley.  Discover how Lenape culture played a key role in shaping Delaware Valley society and beyond in the 1600s and early 1700s.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.


$aturday, October 29, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: “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


Sunday, October 30, 1:00 & 3:00 pm: Salem Witch Trial
Experience the horror and drama of an authentically re-created true Salem Witch Trial.  This will be an all-new reenactment.  Two performances will be held, one at 1:00 and the other at 3:00 p.m.  FREE to members, non-member adults $10, non-member children $5.  


Saturday, November 5, 1:00 p.m.: Slide/Lecture:  A History of Lehigh County 
From its formation in 1812 to the present day, learn about Lehigh County’s rich and diversified history.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.


Saturday, November 19, 1:00 p.m.:  Lecture/Book Signing:  “Guide to Gettysburg Battlefield Monuments” by Tom Huntington
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his renowned Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg.  Commemorating this event, noted historian and prolific author Tom Huntington will speak on his book on Gettysburg Battlefield monuments.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.


Saturday, December 3: 11:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.:  Old-Fashioned 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 4:00 p.m. 


Saturday, December 10, 1:00 p.m.: Slide/Lecture:  Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas
Learn about early Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas customs, including the Christmas tree, and discover how those customs shaped modern holiday traditions.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.


Saturday, December 17, 1:00 p.m.: Slide/Lecture:  Downton Abbey Christmas
Discover the magic of Christmas as it could only happen at Downtown Abbey.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.


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 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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