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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 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 spirituals that may have given them courage on the journey. FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

March

Saturday, March 3, 1:00 p.m.
“Gardening for Birds & Butterflies” Lecture with Dr. Barbara Malt

Just in time for spring planting, Dr. Barbara Malt of the Audubon Society will discuss ways to attract butterflies and birds to your yard.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

 

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. 

 

 

Tuesday, March 13, 4:00 p.m.:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest Allentown School District Awards Ceremony
Join us to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by hosting the Allentown School District’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest judged by the NAACP of Allentown.  Students will read their winning entries.  Supported by Veronica “Ronnie” Gray (1942-2007) Literacy Project of the Lehigh County Historical Society. 

 

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. 

  Saturday, March 17, 1:00 p.m.: “Lost Coal Country”
Lecture & Book Signing with Lorena Beniquez

Discover the disappearing legacy of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal country.  Hear stories of times past and see images of what remains.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.
 

Saturday, March 24, 1:00 p.m. “The Zinc Triangle”
Lecture with Peter Kern
Peter Kern, a former senior vice president for New Jersey Zinc Co., will discuss the connections between the community of Palmerton, Pennsylvania, the Franklin, New Jersey Mine, the Friedensville, Pennsylvania Mine, and the New Jersey Zinc Company.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 


 

Saturday, March 31, 1:00 p.m.
“Indians of the Delaware Valley” Lecture with Dr. Kurt Carr

Dr. Kurt Carr, Senior Curator of Archaeology at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, will explore the history and culture of Indians who lived in this region.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

 

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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