American Presidency Exhibit

WWII On-Line Exhibit

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


Exhibit: “The American Presidency”
This exhibition features Presidential portraits, campaign buttons, commemorative pieces, and original items 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.


Saturday, March 25, 1:00 p.m.
Former KGB Agent Jack Barsky Lecture/Book Signing on “Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America”

Gain an inside look at Soviet espionage and discover the astounding journey of a KGB agent in the midst of the Cold War.  Jack Barsky’s story has been featured on television’s 60 Minutes.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 


Saturday, April 1, 1:00 p.m.
“The Lincoln Family in America” Lecture/Book Signing with Dr. Edward Steers

Meet a renowned Lincoln scholar and discover the traces of Abraham Lincoln’s ancestors as they settled in America and followed the frontier westward.  Dr. Steers will sign copies of his new book Lincoln Slept Here: Lincoln Family Sites in America, the Early Ancestors. FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

  Saturday, April 8, 1:00 p.m.
“Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters: The Untold Story of the Brave Men and Women Who Launched the American Conservation Movement”
Lecture/Book Signing with Bibi Gaston
Gifford Pinchot was the Father of the U.S. Forestry Service, serving as its first Chief.  In this book, Bibi Gaston shares Pinchot’s legacy of conservation and scientific forestry.  The book includes narratives of hardship, fearless struggle, and the challenge of turning confrontations with cattlemen and loggers into cooperation.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children.

Wednesday, April 26, 6:00 p.m.
Annual Members Meeting 
Join us for our annual Members Meeting with election of Officers and Board members.  Professional Numismatist Stephen Gehringer will present a brief program on “A History of Money Locally & Nationally Including Lehigh County Bank Notes & Currency.”  FREE and open to members.


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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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