Easton’s Prohibition Era Scene

Unidentified image of officials ordering pouring of illegal alcohol down a city drain (probably NYC). When the Madison Square Garden barkers in New York City shouted, “Going to Easton,” in the 1920s and 30s, customers knew what to anticipate: “a night of illegal booze, gambling, and professional female company.”  People piled into buses [...]

HairWork: Relics of Remembrance

The Craft of Keeping Loved Ones Connected This spring, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites invites you to explore HairWork: Relics of Remembrance, an exhibition dedicated to Victorian hairwork and other fascinating hair art on display across multiple historic sites. Discover the various ways people used loved ones’ hair to create unique, lasting mementos and family [...]

Students Invited to ‘Dream Big’ During Free Screenings of New Engineering Film at SteelStacks Feb. 21-24

The Lehigh Valley Section of American Society of Civil Engineers & ArtsQuest partner to strengthen STEM-based education during national ‘Engineers Week’ From the Great Wall of China to the towering skyscrapers in Dubai, human ingenuity has been behind engineering marvels big and small for centuries. Now, area middle and high schools are invited to discover [...]

Holiday Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides In Bethlehem

Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with a Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! Monday through Sunday: 3 pm [...]

National Museum of Industrial History Hosting Holiday Train Display and Events

The National Museum of Industrial History is kicking off the holiday season with a special train display and events highlighting the history of railways in the region.  From December 10th through December 31st the Museum will host a large display of 1/2” scale model railroad stations featuring Phillipsburg, West Portal, Easton, Freemansburg, and Bethlehem as [...]

Easton Main Street Initiative Announces New Easton Ornament

Easton Main Street Initiative (EMSI) announced a new Easton ornament now on sale for the 2016 season: the Easton Bugler. The limited edition brass ornament is 3.25" high by 2" wide, and comes packaged in a gift box with landmark information on the reverse. The ornament depicts the famed Bugler that tops Easton’s Soldiers’ and [...]

Annual Trees of Historic Bethlehem & Anniversary Holiday Putz Trail

Walk through this winter wonderland of Christmas carol-inspired Trees of Historic Bethlehem, beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club. Running from November 18, 2016 - January 15, 2017, this exhibition will be on display at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts (427 North New Street), Moravian Museum of Bethlehem (66 West Church Street), Single Sisters’ [...]

Christmas City Stroll

Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. The holiday season offerings for the Christmas City Stroll run November 23 - January 8 Stroll through beautiful downtown Historic Bethlehem and discover the  story of Bethlehem's [...]

Record Number of Artisans to Welcome Guests at Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem This Year

Popular holiday marketplace, which opens Nov. 18, expands for 2016 by adding new tents, decorations and vendors As Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem approaches a quarter-century of celebrating Christmas in the Christmas City, the popular holiday marketplace promises more holiday cheer than ever as it adds new tents and welcomes a record number of vendors to the event. [...]

‘The Greatest Generation’ Nov. 11 at SteelStacks to Honor Local Veterans

Free event Features Untold Stories of World War II from Local Veterans “The Greatest Generation,” the men and women who grew up in the United States during the Great Depression and then went on to fight in World War II, will be honored at the annual Veterans Day celebration at the ArtsQuest Center Nov. 11, [...]