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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.

Oct.

Saturday, October 20th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: “Coin Show" 
Free verbal appraisals all day with coins being bought and sold by dealers including expert numismatists from across the country.  Learn about coin grading and collecting.  FREE coins and collecting supplies for children.  Family fun for everyone

 

Friday, October 26th, 7:00 p.m.
“Dramatic Reading:  An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” 
Relive the mystery and literary genius of Edgar Allen Poe in this spooky dramatic reading.  Appropriate for ages 13 and up.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, October 27th, 1:00 p.m.:
“From Inkpots to Artificial Intelligence: Discoveries and Inventions that Affect our Daily Lives,”
presented by Peter Kern
Scientist and historian Peter Kern will explore critical discoveries and inventions that have transformed human history.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

Nov.

Saturday, November 3rd, 1:00 p.m.
New York Times Bestselling Author Kenneth C. Davis
speaking on
“More Deadly than War:  The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu and the First World War”
Lecture & Book Signing

The Spanish Flu pandemic swept the world in 1918.  Learn of this horrifying history from bestselling author, historian, and compelling storyteller Kenneth Davis.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, November 10th, 1:00 p.m.
“Armistice Day Anniversary:  Remembering WWI & Camp Crane”

Before becoming known as Veterans Day, November 11th was Armistice Day—the day when WWI ended.  Learn about WWI and its impact, as we remember the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

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. 

 

 

All Program Information is subject to change & rescheduling.

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

 

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Sponsor: The Morning Call

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season Sponsors:

Sponsor: Schmoyer Family of Funeral Homes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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