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Passport to History Month – Weekend 3

August 21 @ 10:00 am - August 22 @ 4:00 pm

Passport to History Month is a celebration of local history, stories, and the community that bring Lehigh Valley history to life. Each weekend in August, participating historic and cultural sites will open their doors to the public with tours, activities, and programs for visitors of all ages.

Adapted from last year’s Passport to History Weekend, the month-long celebration allows history buffs and local residents to reach more of the area’s historic sites.

Child-friendly tours and children’s activities and games will be available for tons of family fun!

Visit https://lvhistory.org/passport-to-history-day/ for a complete event schedule.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor:
Free Bridge Realty

Passport to History is supported in part with funding received through the County of Lehigh and the County of Northampton’s Hotel Tax Program.
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Weekend 3 Schedule:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2021:

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites (1 and 3 p.m. Walking Tours; 1-4 p.m. Kemerer Museum & Moravian Museum)

Walking Tours depart from Visitor Center – 505 Main Street, Bethlehem PA 18018
Kemerer Museum – 427 N New St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Moravian Museum – 66 W Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites will offer walking tours at 1 and 3 p.m. each day, as well as having both the Kemerer Museum and Moravian Museum open 1-4 p.m. each day.

Walking tours are: $15 adults, $9 children for non-members; $10 adults, $6 children for HBMS members

Museum admission is: $12 adults, $6 children for non-members; Free for HBMS members, and the Kemerer Museum will be open for free to everyone for Free Sundays on 8/22.

Historic Easton Cemetery – (8 a.m. to dusk cemetery open; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. guided information)

401 N 7th St, Easton, PA 18042 | Free Admission

The Historic Easton Cemetery is open from 8 a.m. until dusk. Self-guided walking tour booklets are available on the porch of the Superintendent’s House at the main entrance.

For Passport to History weekend, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22, guides will be at the entrance with information about the theme and special event for each day.

Saturday, August 21st: “What’s in a Name?” – Learn about some of the people for whom streets, buildings and events in Easton are named. For example, visit Fred Osterstock of The Freddy Awards fame! At 1 p.m. a talk will be given in the chapel on the cemetery grounds (topic to be announced later.)

Reminder: there are no restroom facilities at the Cemetery.

Jacobsburg Historical Society – (12-4 p.m.)

402 Henry Rd, Nazareth, PA 18064 | Free Admission

Jacobsburg Historical Society will be open for Passport to History Weekend August 21 & 22 from 12-4 p.m. Both museums will be open for tours. They are also featuring a community picnic with free hot dogs and craft demonstrations.

Moravian Historical Society – (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

214 E Center St, Nazareth, PA 18064 | Free Admission

Moravian Historical Society will offer free museum admission, free guided tours of the museum, and free children’s activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Slate Belt Heritage Center – (12-3 p.m.)

30 N 1st St, Bangor, PA 18013 | Free Admission

Slate Belt Heritage Center will e open both days, Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22, from 12 to 3 p.m. The 1907 Town Hall building that houses the Heritage Center is featuring the main exhibit, “The Enduring Thread: the Garment and Textile Industries in the Slate Belt,” and a small display, “Summer Swimming” as well as permanent exhibits on the slate industry, and daily life among the area’s various ethnic groups. They’ll also feature demonstrations about quilt making and the Flory Hoist, which was used to raise and lower men and equipment into slate quarries.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021:

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites (1 and 3 p.m. Walking Tours; 1-4 p.m. Kemerer Museum & Moravian Museum)

Walking Tours depart from Visitor Center – 505 Main Street, Bethlehem PA 18018
Kemerer Museum – 427 N New St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Moravian Museum – 66 W Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites will offer walking tours at 1 and 3 p.m. each day, as well as having both the Kemerer Museum and Moravian Museum open 1-4 p.m. each day.

Walking tours are: $15 adults, $9 children for non-members; $10 adults, $6 children for HBMS members

Museum admission is: $12 adults, $6 children for non-members; Free for HBMS members, and the Kemerer Museum will be open for free to everyone for Free Sundays on 8/22.

Historic Easton Cemetery – (8 a.m. to dusk cemetery open; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. guided information)

401 N 7th St, Easton, PA 18042 | Free Admission

The Historic Easton Cemetery is open from 8 a.m. until dusk. Self-guided walking tour booklets are available on the porch of the Superintendent’s House at the main entrance.

For Passport to History weekend, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22, guides will be at the entrance with information about the theme and special event for each day.

Sunday, August 22nd: “When Cemeteries Were Parks” – In the mid-1800’s burial customs were very different from today. Families would picnic at the gravesite of loved ones. They would also take care of the plants at the family plot. At 1 p.m. a talk will be given in the chapel on the cemetery grounds (topic to be announced later.)

Reminder: there are no restroom facilities at the Cemetery.

Jacobsburg Historical Society – (12-4 p.m.)

402 Henry Rd, Nazareth, PA 18064 | Free Admission

Jacobsburg Historical Society will be open for Passport to History Weekend August 21 & 22 from 12-4 p.m. Both museums will be open for tours. They are also featuring a community picnic with free hot dogs and craft demonstrations.

Moravian Historical Society – (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

214 E Center St, Nazareth, PA 18064 | Free Admission

Moravian Historical Society will offer free museum admission, free guided tours of the museum, and free children’s activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Slate Belt Heritage Center – (12-3 p.m.)

30 N 1st St, Bangor, PA 18013 | Free Admission

Slate Belt Heritage Center will e open both days, Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22, from 12 to 3 p.m. The 1907 Town Hall building that houses the Heritage Center is featuring the main exhibit, “The Enduring Thread: the Garment and Textile Industries in the Slate Belt,” and a small display, “Summer Swimming” as well as permanent exhibits on the slate industry, and daily life among the area’s various ethnic groups. They’ll also feature demonstrations about quilt making and the Flory Hoist, which was used to raise and lower men and equipment into slate quarries.

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August 21 @ 10:00 am
End:
August 22 @ 4:00 pm
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