Sigal Museum new logoAugust 21  Opening of exhibit, “Photographic Census of Barns of Williams Township, 1998-2002,” by Liesel Dreisbach-Williams. Through September 21. She will present a talk on September 13.

September 7  12 – 4 pm Grandparents’ Day – free admission for grandparents!

September 13 10 am – 12 pm Pa-German Barn Sign workshop for kids, with Larry Brown art teacher, free

September 13 1 pm “Barns – A Reflection of Local Economy and Culture,” by Liesel Dreisbach-Williams. Between 1997 and 2002 Dreisbach-Williams made a photographic census of the pre-1960 barns in Williams Township.  It was a project to document architecture important to an earlier era which depended on agriculture. Today barns are disappearing slowly but surely as they burn down, fall down, or are torn down.  Her illustrated talk will focus on a few of the barns in the township as they reflect the economy as well as culture.

September 20, 1 pm “The Geology of Northampton County,” by Ed Henning, Sigal Museum’s volunteer archeologist/geologist. Henning will discuss the geologic resources found by our ancestors here in Northampton County that became the roots of our industrial development. These resources supplied us with new industries and population and economic growth at the county, state, national, and international level.

September 21, 2 pm “Essence of Elegance,” a fashion show by Miss Lorita. Miss Lorita (Musselman) of Bethlehem brings her hobby of dressing herself and everyone around her in vintage fashions of yesteryear. Cost $25/person. The show will feature 100 years of dressy fashions, from late Victorian to late 20th century. Ten to twelve local women serve as models. A bride or two will appear in the lineup.

September 27, 10 am – 4 pm Museum Day Live! a program in conjunction with Smithsonian Magazine. Free admission for two with voucher from the magazine’s website.

September 27, 7 pm “An Evening with John Adams,” dinner theatre with tavern meal and lively actors while you dine at the Bachmann Publick House. $60/person ($50 members). Reservations by September 22 at 610-253-1222. In 1777 John Adams wrote to wife Abigail that he had crossed the Delaware River and was “agreeably lodged” in Easton. He would again pass through the village in September when the British army invaded Philadelphia. See him interact with innkeeper Theophilis Shannon.