Events and Programs

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

Masks are Recommended but not Required
Ongoing ExhibitsExhibit: 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 $10 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 $10 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 $10, non-member children $3.         

  Upcoming Events  & Programs 
Masks are optional for all programs

Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 11:00 am
When Norfolk Southern was Blue presented by Railroad Historian & Photographer Olev Taremae.
Discover how Conrail lines in the Lehigh Valley became the property of Norfolk Southern Railway. Explore Southern Railway’s use of blue Conrail locomotives in the Lehigh Valley and view numerous historical images.
Members Free, Non-members, $10, children age 11-3, $3.

Saturday, October 14 at 1:00 pm
The Last Days of Lehigh Valley Trolley Service
presented by author and historian Doug Peters.
View the last day of Trolley Service, June 8, 1953. Enjoy vintage images and historical film footage of Lehigh Valley Trolley Service.
Members Free, Non-members, $10, children ages 3-11, $3.

Friday, October 20, 2023 at 4:30 pm. Dedication of the historically restored and newly renovated Historic Lehigh County Courthouse.
Learn the importance of this historic courthouse while sitting in the courtroom where the famous African American abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass delivered a lecture in 1870. Reception immediately following the ceremony. Event is held at 501 Hamilton St. Allentown, Courtroom 1A. This event is Free and open to the Public.

Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Gallop Toward the Sun: Tecumseh and Harrison’s Struggle for the Destiny of a Nation presented by Peter Stark, New York Times Best Selling Author.
Discover the authentic Indian Chief Tecumseh and the latest research. Explore the conflicting perspectives of William Harrison and Tecumseh on the future of America. Books will be available for sale after the talk.
Members FREE, Non-members $10, children ages 3-11, $3.

Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Donald P. Miller, Philanthropist, Community Leader, and Businessman
Exhibit Opening and Reception.
Discover the impact Donald P. Miller made by supporting more than 200 nonprofit organizations in the Lehigh Valley. Learn how he established The Century Fund to help Lehigh Valley nonprofit organizations achieve success. View a new media production about his life and legacy. Cake and coffee will be served.
Members FREE, Non-members $10, children ages 3-11, $3.


 Exhibits, events, and other operations of the Lehigh County Historical Society are supported in part by grants from 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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