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EXHIBIT:
"The 1960s: A Decade that Transformed America"

 

EXHIBIT
on the Zinc Industry in Palmerton, Pa.

 

Exhibit on

"Native Americans:
A Diverse & Evolving History"

 

American Presidency Exhibit


WWII On-Line Exhibit



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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 Zinc Industry in Palmerton, Pennsylvania
Discover the importance of zinc and its impact on Palmerton, Pennsylvania.  FREE to Lehigh County Historical Society/Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

 

Exhibit: "The 1960s: a Decade that Transformed America"
This exhibit explores the 1960s, a decade of change and transformation that helped create our modern world.  Learn about hippies, popular music and culture, the Civil Rights Movement, and much more.  FREE to Lehigh County Historical Society/Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.  Exhibit will remain on display during regular museum hours.  Exhibit and accompanying programs are sponsored in part by grants from the County of Lehigh and the Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Trust.

 

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.

 

February

Saturday, February 3 1:00 p.m.:  
“Ethnic & American:  Three Centuries of Pennsylvania German Experience”
Slide Lecture with Dr. William Donner

Just in time for that uniquely Pennsylvania Dutch holiday, Groundhog Day, Dr. William Donner of Kutztown University will discuss how Pennsylvania Germans maintained their unique heritage and culture while becoming fully American.  He will also sign copies of his recent book on Pennsylvania Dutch Groundhog Lodges.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

 

Saturday, February 10, 1:00 p.m.:
Abraham Lincoln Birthday Celebration
featuring
“Abraham Lincoln: Philosopher Statesman”
Lecture/Book Signing with Dr. Joseph Fornieri
Leading Lincoln scholar Dr. Joseph Fornieri will explore how Lincoln's greatness of thought, speech, and deed made him a true Philosopher Statesman.Come celebrate Lincoln’s birthday with a taste of his favorite cake, and learn more about his life and political greatness.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 


 

Saturday, February 17, 1:00 p.m.:  
“Putin’s Russia”
Lecture with Dr. Andrew Felkay

In this highly relevant talk, Dr. Andrew Felkay, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at Kutztown University, will explore Russia under Vladimir Putin.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, February 24, 1:00 p.m.:
“Voices of the Underground Railroad” Lecture/Live Music
Discover firsthand accounts of courageous enslaved persons escaping from bondage.  Learn of the people, both black and white, who helped them along the way.  Listen to a live performance of old African American Spirituals that may have given them courage on the journey. FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

March

Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Program 12 NOON:
EAGLEFEST 2018

Experience a close encounter with live raptors including a Peregrine Falcon, a Golden Eagle, and a Bald Eagle, symbol of American pride.  At 12 NOON enjoy a talk about these fascinating and powerful creatures.  Family fun throughout the day includes story-telling, crafts, an egg hunt, and much more.  This is a family fun event!  FREE to members; non-members $9 adults, $5 children. 

 

 

Saturday, March 17, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 NOON
All-New Genealogy Workshop

Beginners and experts alike will discover fascinating sessions to help them in the search for their families’ roots at this all-new workshop.  $15 members; $30 non-members; preregistration and prepayment are required.  Please contact Alyce Templeton at 610-435-1074, Ext. 14 for registration. 

 

 

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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