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2016

 

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”
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.

 

 

 

Exhibit: "JFK Returns to the Lehigh Valley"
Explore John F. Kennedy’s campaign visit to the Lehigh Valley and discover how his legacy inspires us today.  This exhibit and accompanying programs are sponsored in part by grants from the Keystone Savings Foundation, the County of Lehigh, and the Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Trust. FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

 

Exhibit:  “Pennsylvania Dutch Impact in America”
Explore the Pennsylvania Dutch influence in America.  The exhibit and accompanying programs are sponsored in part by grants from the Keystone Savings Foundation, the Rider Pool Foundation, and the Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Trust.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

February

Saturday, February 13, 1 p.m.: Celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday:  Slide-Lecture on “Abraham Lincoln in American History”
From folk hero to icon, Abraham Lincoln, is the central figure in American history.  Taste his favorite cake in celebration of his birthday, and enjoy a slide-lecture exploring how his image has evolved and changed.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, February 20, 1 p.m.: “Fakes & Forgeries:  Don’t be Fooled” 
Expert Numismatist Stephen Gehringer will explore fake and counterfeit coins and currency.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, February 27, 1 p.m.: Tom Huntington Lecture/Book Signing on “My Search for Meade”
Historian Tom Huntington will share his journey of discovery as he researched and wrote his book Searching for George Gordon Meade: The Forgotten Victor of Gettysburg.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, February 27, 5 p.m.: Black History Month Celebration in the Lehigh Valley
Held at Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, this celebration will include an  awards ceremony, lectures, presentations, music, vendors and more.

March

Saturday, March 5, 1 p.m.: Dr. Jude Pfister Lecture/Book Signing on “America Writes its History:  1650-1850”
Dr. Pfister, a prominent public historian working for the National Park Service, examines the ways in which Americans portrayed our own history from the founding of Jamestown to the eve of the Civil War.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Tuesday, March 8, 4 p.m.: Martin Luther King Essay Contest Allentown School District Awards Ceremony
Join us to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by hosting the Allentown School District’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest judged by the NAACP of Allentown.  Students will read their winning entries.  Supported by Veronica “Ronnie” Gray (1942-2007) Literacy Project of the Lehigh County Historical Society. 

 

Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m. – 12 NOON: All-New Genealogy Workshop
Beginners and experts alike will discover fascinating sessions to help them in the search for their families’ roots at this all-new workshop.  Topics will include “Preserving for the Future,” and “Introduction to DNA in Genealogy.”  $15 Members; $30 Non-members; preregistration and prepayment are required.  Please contact Alyce Templeton at 610-435-1074, Ext. 14 for registration. Held at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut Street, Allentown, PA  18102.

 

Saturday, March 12, 1 p.m.: Lecture: “The Lehigh Valley:  Then and Now”
Lehigh Valley historian Frank Whelan will explore the fascinating changes our region has experienced, from demographics to industrial heritage, and agriculture.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, March 19, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Program 12 NOON: “EAGLEFEST 2016”
Experience a close encounter with six live raptors including a Peregrine Falcon, a Snowy Owl, a Golden Eagle, and a Bald Eagle, symbol of American pride.  At 12 NOON enjoy a talk about these fascinating and powerful creatures.  Family fun throughout the day includes story-telling, crafts, an egg hunt, and much more.    This is a family fun event!  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

April

Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: “HISTORY EXPO 2016”
Pennsylvania’s premiere history event will feature Jon Provost, “Timmy” from the classic TV show Lassie.  Tours of Trout Hall, displays by historical organizations, old-fashioned puppets, toys, and crafts offer fun for the whole family. 

 

Saturday, April 16, 1 p.m.: “The Case Against John Wilkes Booth:  Insanity or Cold-Blooded Murder” 
Just in time to commemorate the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Lehigh County trial attorney Gavin Holihan and Dr. Edward Steers, the country’s leading expert on the assassination, will speak on Booth and his motivations.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

 

Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m. – 12 NOON: Student Art Exhibition Opening
This exhibition will feature art of 5th grade students at Ritter Elementary School in Allentown.

May

Saturday, May 7th, 1 p.m.: “Mother’s Day Tea”
Relax with a cup of hot tea or coffee and a special treat while you hear about historical fashions.  A great 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!” 

 

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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; we couldn’t do it without you.

 

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