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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



2020

 

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.
January

Saturday, January 18, 1:00 p.m.: “Geography, Geology, and Genius:  How Coal and Canals Ignited the American Industrial Revolution” Lecture and Book Signing presented by Martha Capwell Fox
Learn about the transportation routes that carried anthracite coal and iron from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia and discover a fascinating history of immigration, iron, labor, and war.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

  Monday, January 20: The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum galleries will be OPEN special hours from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. today.  At 1 p.m. we will be holding a special celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
February

February 1 - February 29: Exhibit:  Lehigh Valley Black African History
Discover local African American history in this exhibit.  FREE to members, non-member adults $8, non-member children $3.

 

Saturday, February 8, 1:00 p.m.: Abraham Lincoln Birthday Celebration featuring noted Lincoln Scholar Professor Matthew Pinsker speaking on “Lincoln's Greatest Moment: Aug 23, 1864”
Leading Lincoln scholar Dr. Matthew Pinsker will explore Abraham Lincoln’s famous 1864 “Blind Memorandum.” Come celebrate Lincoln’s birthday with a taste of his favorite cake and learn more about one of the most mysterious documents written by Lincoln. FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, February 15, 1:00 p.m.: The New York Times Bestselling Author Kenneth C. Davis Lecture and Book Signing on
Don’t Know Much about the American Presidents

Just in time for Presidents Day weekend, The New York Times bestselling author Ken Davis will speak on the history of the American Presidency.  This presentation is being held in conjunction with our exhibit about the American Presidents.  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.

This Project was financed in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development.

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

 

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