Hunt for History at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Painting of House on EaselDo you remember your first house? Use your memory or bring along a photo to work with on January 4th as you create your own acrylic painting of your very first house. Learn to mix acrylic paint colors and use several types of brush techniques to create your own masterpiece. Admission to the program is free for up to two children with the purchase of an adult Pass into History ticket for $12. Join us at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts anytime between noon and 4. Reservations are recommended and can be placed by calling the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center at 1-800-360-TOUR.

While visiting the museum be sure to see the new exhibition, “First House of Bethlehem”, on display until February 23rd. The setting of Bethlehem’s Christmas Eve christening, Bethlehem’s first house has provided an iconic subject for local artists throughout the town’s history. Artists have documented the small log structure in numerous mediums all showing slight personal touches of interpretation. For the first time ever, see the wealth of inspiration that this humble building fostered on display at one time at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts.

Logo - Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites (Blue, Two Lines, RGB)Historic Bethlehem is a not-for-profit institution that brings to life three centuries of American history. Historic Bethlehem tells the story of a small town of great influence, home to some of our nation’s earliest settlers, to America’s first municipal water pumping system, and to one of the world’s greatest industrial companies. Historic Bethlehem is located in Eastern Pennsylvania, only a 1.5 hour drive from Philadelphia to the North and 2 hours west of New York City. Historic Bethlehem is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is distinguished as a National Historic Landmark District for Historic Moravian Bethlehem. For more information please call 610-691-6055 or visit