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2017

 

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

   
Ongoing
Exhibit

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.

Feb.

Saturday, February 18, 1:00 p.m.: “Voices of the Underground Railroad” Lecture/Live Music
Discover firsthand accounts of courageous enslaved persons escaping from bondage. Learn of the people, both black and white, who helped them along the way.  Listen to a live performance of old African American Spirituals that may have given them courage on the journey.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, February 25, 1:00 p.m.: The World of History Lecture/Book Signing with Producer Scott Reda
Scott Reda, Executive Producer of the award-winning documentary film studio Lou Reda Productions, will offer his insights into the fascinating changes taking place in the world of television historical documentaries.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

March

Saturday, March 4, 1:00 p.m.:  “Rescuing the Revolution:  Unsung Patriot Heroes & the Ten Crucial Days of America’s War for Independence” Lecture/Book Signing with David Price
Discover the exploits of nine unsung heroes who helped our new nation rally against the British Empire during the decisive days from Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night, 1776, through the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777.  FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. 

 

Saturday, March 11, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Program 12:00 NOON: EAGLEFEST 2017
Experience a close encounter with live raptors including a Peregrine Falcon, a Golden Eagle, and a Bald Eagle, symbol of American pride.  At 12:00 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. 

 

Thursday, March 16, 4:00 p.m.:  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest Allentown School District Awards Ceremony
Join us to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by hosting the Allentown School District’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest judged by the NAACP of Allentown.  Students will read their winning entries.  Supported by Veronica “Ronnie” Gray (1942-2007) Literacy Project of the Lehigh County Historical Society. 

 

Saturday, March 18, 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 18, 1:00 p.m.:  “First Ladies and American Women:  In Politics and at Home” Lecture/Book Signing with Dr. Jill Hummer
Dr. Hummer will explore the interwoven stories of First Ladies, politics, and American women during decades of turbulence, progress, and uncertainty.  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. 

April

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.

 

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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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