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Exhibit on

"Native Americans:
A Diverse & Evolving History"

 

American Presidency Exhibit


WWII On-Line Exhibit



2019

 

Unless otherwise noted, events are held at the
Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
432 W. Walnut Street
Allentown, PA 18102

   
Ongoing Exhibits

Exhibit: Native Americans:  A Diverse & Evolving History
Native Americans have inhabited Pennsylvania for more than 10,000 years.  Featuring hundreds of authentic Native American artifacts, this exhibition explores what archaeology tells us about the Native Americans of Eastern Pennsylvania.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.  Exhibit and accompanying programs are sponsored in part by a grant from the Keystone Savings Foundation.

 

 

Exhibit: The American Presidency
This exhibition features Presidential portraits, campaign buttons, and commemorative pieces related to individual presidents such as Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy.  Exhibit and accompanying programs are sponsored in part by grants from the County of Lehigh and the Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Trust.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

 

Exhibit:  How the Lehigh Valley Changed America
Explore how our region’s industries and businesses have made historic contributions to the development of America.  Exhibit and accompanying programs are sponsored in part by grants from the County of Lehigh and the Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Trust.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

Feb.

Saturday, February 23, 1:00 p.m.
The New York Times Best-Selling Author Kenneth C. Davis
Lecture and Book Signing on: “In the Shadow of Liberty:
The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents,
and Five Black Lives”
In observance of African American history month, discover the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were “owned” by four of our greatest presidents. Bestselling author, historian, and compelling storyteller Kenneth Davis will reveal the role of slavery in the founding of our nation. FREE to members, non-member adults $8, non-member children $3.

March

March 2, 1:00 p.m.: “Remember the Ladies:
Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box”

Lecture & Book Signing by Angela P. Dodson:

Journalist Angela P. Dodson will explore women’s impact on politics and government from the earliest days of our nation.  Join us as we celebrate women’s history month.  FREE to members, non-member adults $8, non-member children $3.

 

Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Program 12 NOON: EAGLEFEST 2019
Experience a close encounter with live raptors including a Peregrine Falcon, a Red-Tailed Hawk, and a Bald Eagle, symbol of American pride.  At 12 NOON enjoy a talk about these fascinating and powerful creatures.  Family fun throughout the day includes story-telling, crafts, an egg hunt, and much more.  This is a family fun event!  FREE to members; non-members $9 adults, $5 children. 

 

Saturday, March 16, 1:00 pm: “Indian Paths of Pennsylvania”
Lecture & Book Signing by Dr. Kurt Carr
Dr. Kurt Carr, Senior Curator of Archaeology at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, will explore the complex system of Indian foot trails, many of which have since become modern roadways.  FREE to members, non-member adults $8, non-member children $3.

 

Saturday, March 23, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 NOON: All-New Genealogy Workshop
Beginners and experts alike will discover fascinating sessions to help them in the search for their families’ roots at this all-new workshop.  $15 members; $30 non-members; preregistration and prepayment are required.  Please contact Alyce Templeton at 610-435-1074, Ext. 14 for registration. 

 

Saturday, March 23, 1:00 p.m.: “Fly Me to the Moon…”
The Events Leading to the Historic 1969 Voyage of Apollo 11

Presented by Engineer Peter Kern
Engineer Peter Kern will explore the fascinating events that led up to the first moon landing 50 years ago.  FREE to members, non-member adults $8, non-member children $3.

 

Saturday, March 30, 1:00 p.m.:
Exhibit Opening:  The Life & Legacy of Harry C. Trexler
Presented by Attorney Malcolm Gross

Explore the fascinating life and legacy of General Harry C. Trexler in this new exhibit.  The exhibit opens with a very special presentation by attorney and historian Malcolm Gross.  The exhibit will remain on display during regular museum hours.  Exhibit and accompanying programs are sponsored in part by a grant from the Keystone Savings Foundation Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.  FREE to members, non-member adults $8, non-member children $3.

April

Saturday, April 6, 1:00 p.m.: “William Penn: A Life” Lecture & Book Signing with Dr. Andrew R. Murphy
Dr. Murphy’s book is the first major biography of William Penn in more than forty years, and the first to make full use of his private papers.  Learn about the complex man who founded Pennsylvania.  FREE to members, non-member adults $8, non-member children $3.

 

 

All Program Information is subject to change & rescheduling.

Always contact the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
for the most up-to-date information.

 

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Sponsor: The Morning Call

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season Sponsors:

Sponsor: Schmoyer Family of Funeral Homes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season Sponsor: Gross McGinley LLP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibits, events, and other operations of the Lehigh County Historical Society are supported in part by grants from the Air Products Foundation, the Century Fund, the Charles H. Hoch Foundation, the Julius & Katheryn Hommer Foundation, the Harry C. Trexler Trust, the devoted members of the Society, and countless others who have made generous donations. 

Funding for the Lehigh County Historical Society is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

We thank you; we could not do it without member support.

 

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