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NEW EXHIBIT!
"The American Spirit:
The Paintings of Mort Künstler
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NEW EXHIBIT!
"Stories of WWI"

 

ONGOING
Revolutionary War Exhibit

 

 

ONGOING!
Energy Exhibit

 

NEW!
WWII On-Line Exhibit



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2014

 

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 $6 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 $6 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.  A special program will open the exhibit.  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.

 

Pennsylvania Council on the ArtsExhibit:  “The American Spirit:  The Paintings of Mort Künstler”
This exhibit features fifty art works by Mort Künstler, America’s greatest living historical artist.  Künstler's art brings to life a panorama of U.S. history through meticulous accuracy and the genius of his artistic skill.  Funds for the exhibit and accompanying programs have been provided in part by grants from the Charles H. Hoch Foundation, the Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation, and the Lehigh Valley Arts Council. This project was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

Nov.

Saturday, November 22, 1:00 p.m.: Holiday Exhibits:  Open with It’s a Wonderful Life
After a special showing of the classic feature film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Mary Owen, daughter of the film’s star Donna Reed, will speak about the film.  This event will serve as the opening of the Museum’s annual Holiday Exhibits, featuring model train layouts, festive decorations, and much more.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

Dec.

Saturday, December 6: 1:00 pm– 6:00 pm, last tour 5:15:  A 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 5:15 p.m.  Sponsored in part by a grant from the County of Lehigh.

 

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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