Behind the Scenes Dollhouse Tour

The Elizabeth Johnston Prime Dollhouse Collection Exhibition at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts From January 17 to June 26, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites invites guests to experience an intimate, backstage look at one of the largest dollhouse collections in the nation. Behind the Scenes Dollhouse Tour: The Elizabeth Johnston Prime Dollhouse Collection boasts [...]

Christmas 2015 in Historic Bethlehem

As night falls faster and frost crystallizes on windows, as the air begins to bite and the clouds groan with the weight of unfallen snow, the Christmas City invites you out of the house and onto the luminous streets of The National Historic Landmark District of Historic Moravian Bethlehem, where you will uncover another side [...]

Historic Bethlehem Celebrates 23rd Annual Holiday Dinner & Auction Fundraising

Chair of Board Trustee Barbara Hollenbach and Honoree National Penn Bank Dave Kennedy Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites celebrated 23 years of holiday fundraising at the annual Holiday Dinner & Art Auction on Saturday, December 5 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. This event helps raise funds to support, protect and maintain over [...]

The Battle of the Bulge at The Sigal Museum

On Saturday, December 12, 1 pm “The Battle of the Bulge Commemoration,” will be celebrated with battle survivors Morris Metz and Donald Burdick In this battle, otherwise known as the Ardennes Offensive, Hitler had hoped to break up the Allied (Canadian, British, and American) forces and thus regain control over the war in Europe. The [...]

‘Oilcloth Stories’ Readings & Book Signings by Carol Henn at SteelStacks

New book by Bethlehem author weaves tales of region’s immigrants with personal recollections for captivating take on life in South Bethlehem Start this holiday season with a different kind of story, a story about those whose tales were often left untold—until now. On Dec. 6, 13 and 20 at noon at SteelStacks, Bethlehem author Carol [...]

All Dolled Up: Polly and Her Sisters Exhibition

Showcases Moravian Doll Traditions Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites announces its exhibition of All Dolled Up: Polly & Her Sisters, a new temporary exhibit coming to the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, running through March 31, 2016. The exhibition will showcase original Moravian cloth dolls alongside assorted doll furniture and clothing. Visitors will also learn about [...]

#GivingTuesday at Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

This holiday season, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is celebrating gifts.  Through the upcoming exhibition at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 100 Years of Gift Giving, HBMS invites guests to explore the history of gifting practices and share stories of their favorite gift memories. This exhibition inspires HBMS to recognize and appreciate the gifts [...]

23rd-annual Christkindlmarkt Lights up the Valley Starting Nov. 20 at SteelStacks

The popular Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem holiday marketplace is set to return for its 23rd year, with more than 130 artisans and vendors and a plethora of holiday activities guaranteed to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Tickets for the festival, which takes place at SteelStacks weekends Nov. 20-Dec. 20, are on sale now at  and [...]

Haunted Walking Tours This Weekend in Easton

Come if you dare to Centre Square. Haunted House meets Ghost Tour! Join our guides and ghouls for hysterics and history in the labyrinth streets of Easton; reaping centuries of fact and fiction on this wicked weekend. For over 200 years, Easton, Pennsylvania has been the home of many fine businesses, institutions and people. Lafayette [...]

Bethlehem’s Christmas 2015 Tours and Programming Announced

New exhibitions to highlight ‘100 Years of Gift Giving’ traditions, German doll making and dollhouse treasures Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites has announced a robust slate of Christmas tours and programming for the 2015 Christmas season. Beginning Nov. 16 and running through Jan. 10, 2016, visitors can go behind the doors of Bethlehem’s museums and [...]