The National Museum of Industrial History, which opened its doors to pubic on August 2nd, 2016, and recently announced the fulfillment of a $20,000 pledge from the R.K. Laros Foundation.  The grant is in support of an exhibit showcasing the rich history of silk production in the Lehigh Valley. Founded in 1952, the R.K. Laros [...]

A Big Slice of Lehigh Valley’s History and Culture

When it comes to historical places to visit in the Lehigh Valley, there are quite a few that actually do justice to the rich history and cultural background of our area. And in the case of showing our home town’s rich automotive history, no spot does it better than the America On Wheels automotive museum [...]

Queen City Wings & Wheels Day Coming in August

Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority announces the arrival of “Wings and Wheels” Day at Queen City Airport on Saturday, August 20 (Rain date – Aug. 21). The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and admission to this family event is FREE. Aviation activities include a Fly-in event, static aircraft display, education exhibits, plus an Airport [...]


Where can you go to see the first piece of steel rolled at the Bethlehem Iron Company or the longest commercially operated portable steam engine? America’s newest museum and the Lehigh Valley’s latest attraction, the National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) will be opening its doors for the first time on Tuesday, August 2nd. Museum [...]

BLUEBERRIES – Turning Your Tongue Blue at Blueberry Festival

2nd Annual Blueberry Cooking Contest with a New Kids Baking Contest Category Join Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites on Saturday, July 16 from 10 am – 7 pm and Sunday, July 17 from 10 am – 6 pm at Burnside Plantation in Bethlehem, PA for the “Sweetest Festival of the Summer.” The Blueberry Festival is [...]

Mystery Solved After Five Decades

Annie Kemerer’s Dining Room Table Comes Home Photo By Dana Grubb No one at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites knew where the dining room table of Annie Kemerer, a key donor who bequeathed her collection to start the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, was until about seven months ago. Before then, the only [...]

Heritage Day Happenings in Easton

Sunday, July 10  Is Heritage Day At the Bachmann Publick House: “Meet George Taylor and John Adams,” 1 – 4 pm.  As you tour the Bachmann Publick House at 2nd and Northampton Sts., Easton, learn about Durham Ironmaster George Taylor, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence as well as an owner of [...]

Kutztown Folk Festival Launches New Exhibits for 2016 This Saturday

The 67th annual Kutztown Folk Festival will return on July 2, 2016 with the launch of new a new one-room school house. In conjunction with the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University, a one-room replica school house will make its return after nearly a 20-year absence. The 15’x 20’ replica will feature a bell tower, [...]

Kevin Ceballo, Alex Bueno & New Reggaeton Night Headline 6th iSabor! Latin Festival

Headlining concerts by Salsa star Kevin Ceballo and GRAMMY nominated Alex Bueno, delicious Latin cuisine, a new Reggaeton Night and a Latin performance by the Allentown Symphony Orchestra highlight three days of free family fun during the 6th-annual iSabor! Latin Festival June 17-19 at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Ceballo, who performs at the Levitt Pavilion June [...]

Bachmann Publick House June and July Events

Saturday, June 4  “Discovering the Declaration of Independence,” 10 am – 2 pm. Explore the many versions of the Declaration of Independence with Christopher Black at the Bachmann Publick House, 2nd and Northampton Sts., Easton.   You will see Black on Easton’s Heritage Day, July 10, at noon when he reads the Declaration of Independence at Centre Square, Easton.  $5 donation requested. [...]