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Exhibit: "The Life & Legacy of General Harry C. Trexler"

 

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. 

  Exhibit:  The Life & Legacy of General Harry C. Trexler
Explore the inspiring life and legacy of General Harry C. Trexler, industrialist, conservationist, and philanthropist. Learn about his many interests, hobbies, and business pursuits. Discover the greatness of Harry Trexler and his wife Mary. FREE to members, non-member adults $8, non-member children $3.
September

Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.:  
“Harvest Festival”
Open House at the Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum

Experience an old-time Pennsylvania Dutch fall harvest at the historic 1756 Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum, 4229 Reliance Street in Whitehall Township, PA.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.  

 

Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: “Museum Day”
The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum will join more than 1,000 other participating museums across the country for Museum Day.  The free Museum Day Ticket for our museum applies only to Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum galleries and can be obtained at 
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2019/lehigh-valley-heritage-museum/tickets/ 

October

“Prohibition:  America’s Attempt to Legislate Morality” presented by Lecturer Peter Kern: Saturday, October 5, 1:00 p.m.
One hundred years ago, our nation ratified a Constitutional amendment banning the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.  Popular speaker Peter Kern will explore the troubled history of this so-called “noble experiment.”  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, October 12, 1:00 p.m.: “Pennsylvania Dutch Powwowing” Lecture and Book Signing
Patrick Donmoyer, Director of Kutztown University’s Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, will speak about the Pennsylvania Dutch folk healing practice known as powwowing.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, October 19, 1:00 p.m.:“Judge Robert Young and Attorney Malcolm Gross in Conversation about the Law”
Judge Young and Attorney Gross will offer fascinating first-hand insights into the workings of the law and the work of judges.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, October 26, 1:00 p.m.: “American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865” Presented by Dr. Jeremy Zallen
Dr. Zallen of Lafayette College will speak about and sign copies of his new book about how the development of artificial light changed our world.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

November

Friday, November 1, 7:00 p.m.: “Dramatic Reading:  An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe”
Relive the mystery and literary genius of Edgar Allan Poe in this spooky dramatic reading.  Appropriate for ages 13 and up.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, November 2, 1:00 p.m.: “The Road to Assunpink Creek: Liberty’s Desperate Hour and the Ten Crucial Days of the American
Revolution” Lecture/Book Signing with Lecturer/Author David Price
In his new book, David Price spotlights little-studied but crucial actions carried out by George Washington’s Revolutionary War Army between his legendary Christmas Night crossing of the Delaware River and his victory at Princeton, New Jersey on January 3, 1777.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, November 9, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: “Coin Show”
Free verbal appraisals all day with coins, gold and silver being bought and sold by dealers including expert numismatists from across the country.  Learn about coin grading and collecting.  FREE coins and collecting supplies for children.  Family fun for everyone

 

Saturday, November 23, 1:00 p.m.: “James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War” Lecture and Book Signing
Presented by Dr. Michael Birkner 
James Buchanan entered the White House in 1857 with sectional disharmony already intensifying.  By the end of his term, southern state secession commenced.  This talk, based in part on the recently published book The Worlds of James Buchanan and Thaddeus Stevens,will be presented by Dr. Michael Birkner of Gettysburg College.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, November 30, 1:00 p.m.: Grant’s Last Battle: The Story Behind the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant” Lecture & Book Signing Presented by Dr. Chris Mackowski
Facing financial ruin and struggling against terminal throat cancer, Ulysses S. Grant fought his last battle to preserve the meaning of the American Civil War.  His war of words, “The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant,” cemented his place as one of America’s greatest heroes and most sublime literary voices.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

 

 

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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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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