Events and Programs

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

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.         
Exhibit: Donald P. Miller: Philanthropist, Community Leader and Businessman
Discover the impact Don Miller made by supporting more than 200 nonprofits in the Lehigh Valley.  Learn how he established The Century Fund to help nonprofit organizations achieve success. View a media production about his life and legacy.  
FREE to members, non-member adults $10,ages 2-11$3, under 2 FREE  
  Upcoming Events  & Programs 
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Genealogy Workshop: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Refreshments from 8:30 AM-9:00AM
Professional genealogist Ann Thompson will teach genealogists to navigate Family Search’s online database of over 2 billion records. Network with other genealogists. Short question & answer period will follow the workshop. The Research Library will be opened only to registrants from Noon to 4:00 PM.
Registration is required. Please call 610-435-1074.
Members $15.00, Non-Members $30.00

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 1:00 PM
The Contribution of Genetic Research to the Understanding of Past Human Behavior: Lecture by Archaeologist Kurt Carr, Ph.D.
Discover how aDNA (ancient DNA) enhances the effectiveness of traditional archaeological research. Explore several significant case studies on the migration of ancient hominid and human populations in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Learn how aDNA has strengthened our understanding of genetic history.
Members FREE, Non-Member Adults $10.00, ages 2-11 $3, under 2 FREE

The Return of Pip the Mouse at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
Join us for a Holiday Puppet Show with a Special Appearance by Pip the Mouse, created by Dr. George Creegan.
Show Dates & Times: Friday, November 24 & Saturday, November 25; Saturday, December 16 & Saturday December 23; Tuesday December 26 through Saturday December 30. Shows at 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:30 PM.
Members FREE, Non-Member Adults $10.00, ages 2-11 yrs. $3, under 2 FREE
All shows at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 West Walnut St. Allentown, PA 18102.


 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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