The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum's permanent exhibit explores the Lehigh Valley's history from the time before European settlement to the present in exciting and innovative ways. From the Lenni Lenape, through the settlement of the Pennsylvania Germans, to the development of nationally important industries such as iron, cement and silk, and into the present, this exhibit will introduce you to the valley's rich history. Come learn about what has made the region unique as well as the ways in our area has participated in broader state, national, and international events. Watch for exciting upcoming exhibit upgrades about our diverse, multicultural community sponsored in part by a Community Partnership grant from the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.
The Heritage Museum includes both permanent and rotating exhibit galleries featuring historical artifacts, photographs, and documents from the Society's collection. The KNBT Historical Exhibit Gallery focuses on Lehigh County history from the earliest Native American inhabitants to the German settlers of the 1700s through the Industrial Revolution to mercantile and wartime accounts from the 20th century, leading to a reflection of our modern society.
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.
Exhibit Opening: “The American Presidency”
Just in time for the presidential election, this exhibition will feature Presidential portraits, campaign buttons, commemorative pieces, and original items related to individual presidents such as Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Harry Truman. On the opening day there will be a very special program plus a one-day display of two authentic documents written in George Washington’s hand, on loan from the National Park Service. 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.