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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.
November

Saturday, November 16, 1:00 p.m.: The New York Times Bestselling Author Peter Stark speaks on: “Why Pennsylvania Isn’t the End of the Road:  Joseph Brant, Christian Post, Tecumseh and the ‘Indian Barrier State’ That Would Stop the Western Movement" 
In the late 1700s and early 1800s Indian tribes attempted to create an “Indian Barrier State” to prevent white settlement farther west than the Appalachians.  This talk tells the story through three remarkable individuals.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

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.

 

Saturday November 30 - Saturday, December 28, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. “Thomas the Tank Engine Fun Room” Open SATURDAYS “ONLY"
Enjoy our “Thomas the Tank Engine” Fun Room with crafts and a model train operating.  The Thomas Fun Room crafts and train will be open Saturdays ONLY from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

December

Saturday, December 7: 11:00 am– 3:00 pm, last tour 3:00
“A Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas at the Historic Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum”
Travel back to the 1800s as a Pennsylvania Dutch farm family prepares for Christmas.  Discover old-fashioned holiday games, baking, folk stories, and tree decorating.  The Belsnickel (St. Nicholas in furs), will give treats.  Held at the Historic Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum, 4229 Reliance St., Egypt. Tours last about one hour.  Last tour starts at 3:00 p.m.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.  This program is not designed to promote or inhibit any culture or religion over another.  It is designed to teach and educate about customs from the past. 

 

Saturday, December 14, 1:00 p.m.“Abraham Reeser Horne and the Education of Pennsylvania Germans” Presented by William Donner
Dr. William Donner of Kutztown University will speak about education among the Pennsylvania Germans, including the influential role of Abraham Reeser Horne, who advocated for bilingual education in the 1870s.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, December 21, 1:00 p.m.: “The Holidays at Hess’s”
Re-live the wonders of Hess’s Department Store at the holidays in this lecture/slide show.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.  This program is not designed to promote or inhibit any culture or religion over another.  It is designed to teach and educate about customs from the past. 

 

 

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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