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: "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 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.