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 $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:  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.         
Exhibit: Abraham Lincoln
Learn about our sixteenth president through photographs, prints, engravings, and statuary. FREE to members, non-member adults $8, non-member children $3.         
  Upcoming Events  & Programs 
Masks are recommended, but not required for all programs.

Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 1:00 PM
Discovering Hex Signs, Barn Stars and Other Symbols, Marks and Signs in Barns in Southeastern Pennsylvania”
Founder of Eastern Barns, Greg Huber, will talk about humankind’s need to communicate using signs, symbols, and decorations, including here in the greater Lehigh Valley and beyond in southeast Pennsylvania.

Members FREE, non-member adults $8, children 2-11, $3.

March 25, 2023 at 1:00 PM
Great Short Books: A Year of Reading-Briefly
Presented by author Kenneth C. Davis, New York Times bestselling author.
This fascinating book is the result of reading short novels during the pandemic lockdown. Great Short Books is a guide to fifty-eight excellent short novels, and Davis will share his always insightful and perceptive thoughts about some of the books he read during the pandemic.
Great Short Books is a fascinating, thoughtful, and inspiring guide to a marvelous form of literature: the short novel.
Will Schwalbe, New York Times bestselling author

Kenneth Davis is the author of Don’t Know Much about History and America’s Hidden History and has appeared on CBS This Morning, Today, and NPR.

Members FREE, non-member adults $8, children 2-11, $3.

Saturday, April 1, 2023: Two Programs for One Admission!

April 1, 2023 at 11:00 am
Women Trailblazers in American History: Slide-lecture Program
Discover the fascinating stories of American women including Phillis Wheatley, Maria Mitchell, Frances Perkins and more, and learn about their amazing accomplishments and how they changed the course of history.

Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 1:00 PM
Pennsylvania Germans Past & Present: Slide-lecture Program
Presented by Dr. William Donner
Discover the history and culture of Pennsylvania Germans, also known as the Pennsylvania Dutch. Explore the changes that occurred in their lives since the time of settlement in the late 1600s to the present, and learn how Pennsylvania Germans developed new ways to express their ethnic identity and heritage.
Dr. Donner is professor of anthropology at Kutztown University and coordinator of the Pennsylvania German Studies Minor at Kutztown University. He is author of Serious Nonsense: Groundhog Lodges, Versammlinge and Pennsylvania German Heritage.

Members FREE, non-member adults $8, children 2-11, $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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