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Exhibit on

"Native Americans:
A Diverse & Evolving History"

 

American Presidency Exhibit


WWII On-Line Exhibit



2018

 

Unless otherwise noted, events are held at the
Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
432 W. Walnut Street
Allentown, PA 18102

   
Ongoing Exhibits

Exhibit: Native Americans:  A Diverse & Evolving History
Native Americans have inhabited Pennsylvania for more than 10,000 years.  Featuring hundreds of authentic Native American artifacts, this exhibition explores what archaeology tells us about the Native Americans of Eastern Pennsylvania.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.  Exhibit and accompanying programs are sponsored in part by a grant from the Keystone Savings Foundation.

 

 

Exhibit: The American Presidency
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.

Nov.

Saturday, November 17th, 1:00 p.m.
New York Times Bestselling Author Peter Stark speaking on
Young Washington:  How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father

Lecture & Book Signing
Discover the critical formative experiences that transformed Washington from a young man into a mature leader.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Begins Saturday, November 24th
New Exhibit:  How the Lehigh Valley Changed America

Explore how our region has made historic contributions to the development of America from the foundations of our nation to the present.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday November 24-Saturday, December 29, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.:
"Thomas the Tank Engine Fun Room” Open SATURDAYS “ONLY”
Enjoy our “Thomas the Tank Engine” Fun Room with crafts and a model train operating.  The Thomas Fun Room crafts and train will be open Saturdays ONLY from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

Dec.

Saturday, December 1: 11:00 am– 3:00 pm, last tour 3:00:
A Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas

Travel back to the 1800s as the Steckel family prepares for Christmas.  Discover old-fashioned holiday games, baking, folk 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-members $8 adults, $3 children. Tours last about one hour.  Last tour starts at 3:00 p.m.  This program is not designed to promote or inhibit any culture or religion over another.  It is designed to teach and educate about customs from the past. 

 

Saturday, December 8th, 1:00 p.m.: The Billboard Boys
In 1982, three young men set out to win a highly unusual Allentown radio station contest to see who could sit on a billboard the longest.  The stunt became a sensation lasting almost nine months.  Come meet the executive producers of the documentary about this fascinating phenomenon and one of the “Billboard Boys.”  Relive a slice of Lehigh Valley History that captivated the world for a brief period of time. FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, December 15th, 1:00 p.m.: The Holidays at Hess’s:
Re-live the wonders of Hess’s Department Store at the holidays in this lecture/slide show.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.  This program is not designed to promote or inhibit any culture or religion over another.  It is designed to teach and educate about customs from the past. 

 

 

All Program Information is subject to change & rescheduling.

Always contact the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
for the most up-to-date information.

 

Sponsored in Part by:

Sponsor: The Morning Call

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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