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.
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: "The Vietnam War: A Conflict in Time"
Learn about America’s involvement in the war in Vietnam with this unique exhibit, on display through September. This exhibit and accompanying programs are sponsored in part by grants from the Charles H. Hoch Foundation, County of Lehigh, Julius & Katheryn Hommer Foundation, Rider-Pool Foundation, Ruth P. Seruga Foundation, and Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Charitable Trust.
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: “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.
Abraham Lincoln Gallery
Discover the fascinating life of our nation’s sixteenth President. The exhibit and accompanying programs are made possible in part with the support of the County of Lehigh; the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, dedicated to perpetuating and expanding Lincoln’s vision for America and completing America’s unfinished work; and a grant from the Charles H. Hoch Foundation.