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MAY 2023 EVENT CALENDAR: Lehigh Valley Passport to History

1 May 2023 @ 8:00 AM - 31 May 2023 @ 5:00 PM

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Explore the Past with Passport to History Partner Sites!
MAY 2023
It’s a season of celebration and exploration at our partner sites. The month of May brings everything from: farm frolics to barn tours, native plant sales to medicine wheels, Brewfest, Tile Fest, house and garden tours, Bluegrass, Memorial Day remembrances, antique appraisals, hikes, bikes, races, trains, canal boats, and S.T.E.A.M. adventures. Venture out and wander through history with us.
Musconetcong Watershed Association – Annual Native Plant Sale
Visit the online plant shop, browse, and place your orders. Pick up your plants between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 13.
Berks History Center – Exhibit: The Wyomissing Band – Celebrating 100 Years
Now through August 15
940 Centre Avenue, Reading
Free admission
Moravian Historical Society – Exhibition: Heartstrings – John Antes: America’s First Luthier
Now through October 29
214 E. Center Street, Nazareth
$6 | Free for MHS members and Children under 5
National Canal Museum – Exhibition: Coal Country Portraits
Weekends through December 17
2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton
$8 Adults | $7 Seniors (65+) | $6 Children (3-15) | Free Children (under 3), D&L Members
National Museum of Industrial History – Exhibit: Robert Fulton: Industrious Revolutionary
Now through August 13
602 E 2nd Street, Bethlehem
Included in regular museum admission. Children 6 and younger Free |
Youth 7 to 17 $10 | Students $10 | Veterans/Educators/Seniors (65 and older) $12 | Adults 18 to 64 $15
Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society – Exhibition: Easton Nights at the Sigal Museum
Now through May 28
Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18042
$7 Adults | $5 Children | Free ages 5 and under
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center – Exhibition: J.F. Hartranft and the Schwenkfelder Experience in the Civil War
Now through May 15
105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg
Free admission
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center – International Traveling Exhibition: Once Upon a Thread
May 12 – July 2
105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg
Free admission
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites – Old Bethlehem Walking Tours
1-2:30 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays; other tours also available
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main Street, Bethlehem
$10/$6 Adult & Child Members | $15/$9 Adult & Child Non-Members
Moravian Historical Society – Historic Nazareth Walking Tours
4:00 p.m., May 13, and every second Saturday of the month
214 East Center Street, Nazareth, PA
Free for Members and Children under 5 | $8 Non-Members
Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society – Easton Historic District Walking Tours
2 p.m., Saturdays
Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton Street, Easton
Pre-registration is required.
Free for NCHGS Members | $10 Non-Members
Monday, May 1
Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania – Tamanend Day Celebration & Peaceful Rally for State Recognition
Arrive 12:30 p.m., Start 1 p.m.
Pennsylvania State Capitol Steps, Commonwealth Avenue, Harrisburg, PA
Thursday, May 4
Lower Saucon Township Historical Society – Talk by Chief Barbara Bluejay, Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania Keeper of Culture
7-8:30 p.m.
Seidersville Hall, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lower Saucon Township
Saturday, May 6
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites – Antique Treasure Show
12-2 p.m.
Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, 66 W. Church Street, Bethlehem
In-depth appraisal (submit in advance): $25 Members |$30 Non-Members
Walk-up appraisals: $15 Members | $20 for Non-Members
Guest tickets: Free Members |$5 Non-Members
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites – Saturdays at Burnside: What’s Growing in the Garden?
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Burnside Plantation, 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem
Historic Easton Cemetery – 40th Annual Historic Easton House Tour
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
401 N. 7th Street, Easton
Tickets: $30
Leesport Lock House Foundation – Open House & Yard Sale
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Yard Sale | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tours
27 East Wall Street, Leesport, PA
Rain Date for Yard Sale: May 13
Parsons-Taylor House – 40th Annual Historic Easton House Tour
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
56 S 4th Street, Easton
Tickets: $30
Ross Township Historical Society – Open House Museum Tours
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
258 Anchorage Road, Saylorsburg, PA 18353
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center – Seasonal Saturdays: Decoupage for Mother’s Day
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop-in program
105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg
Free admission
The TileWorks of Bucks County – Bluegrass Birthday Benefit Concert
5-10:30 p.m.
Zlock Performing Arts Center, Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA
Tickets $60
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Spring Brewfest
12:30-4:30 p.m.
1638 River Road, New Hope
Tickets: $50
Sunday, May 7
Berks History Center – Oley Valley Barn Tour: Part IX
8 a.m.-12 p.m. or 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Driving tour
$35 Members | $45 Non-Members
Register: Contact Vicky Heffner, Education Curator, at 610-375-4375 or education@berkshistory.org
Kutztown Area Historical Society – Model Train Display & Museum Open
1-3 p.m.
211 S. Whiteoak Street, Kutztown
Leesport Area Historical Society – Open House at 1858 School
1-4 p.m.
128 Main Street, Leesport
Free (donations welcome)
Lower Macungie Township Historical Society – Hike at Brenner-Penfield Macungie Mountain Preserve
Hosted by Wildlands Conservancy and Merrill Brenner
2-4 p.m.
Meeting site TBA due to parking limitations
Hike location: 6680 Mountain Road, Macungie, PA
Limit: 30 people, pre-registration is required
Musconetcong Watershed Association – 23rd Annual Run for the River
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Parking: 410 Old Main Street, Asbury, NJ 08802
Race Day Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Walkers start 9:45 a.m., Runners start 10:00 a.m.
Rain or shine
$30 to register for live or virtual run
National Canal Museum – Hugh Moore Park History Walk: Iron & Industry
1-2 p.m.
2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton
Free. Registration required
National Museum of Industrial History – Lecture: The History That Speaks For Itself: Textile Industry And Needle Trades In The Lehigh Valley
1-2 p.m.
602 E. 2nd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Free with museum admission
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Lecture: The Doans & the Revolution
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Visitors Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing
Free. Registration required
Wednesday, May 10
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center – Brown Bag Lecture: The Tragic Story of Bill Howe, Local Civil War Hero
12-1 p.m.
105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg
Call 215-679-3103 or email info@schwenkfelder.org to register; a Zoom link is also available
Thursday, May 11
Berks History Center – Brunch and Brushes
5-8 p.m.
940 Centre Avenue, Reading
$30 Members | $35 Non-Members
Registration required. Register by calling the Berks History Center at 610-375-4375 from Wednesday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Musconetcong Watershed Alliance – Watershed Allies Training: Make Your Public Comments Count
6-8 p.m.
MWA River Resource Center, 10 Maple Avenue, Asbury, NJ
Free. Reservations required
Slate Belt Heritage Center – Program: Leaving a Legacy for Your Children with Barbara Zavacky
7-8:30 p.m.
30 North 1st Street, Bangor
Friday, May 12
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center – Once Upon a Thread Exhibition Opens
9 a.m.-8 p.m. (on view)
105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg
Exhibit runs through July 2
Weatherly Area Museum – Historic Union Cemetery Walk
7-8 p.m.
Meet at the gazebo in Union Cemetery, East Main Street, Weatherly
Free (donations always appreciated)
Saturday, May 13
Berks History Center – Lecture: Pennsylvania Ironmasters During the Revolutionary War
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
940 Centre Avenue, Reading
$5 Members | $8 Non-Members
Registration required. call 610-375-4375 prior to the event
Longswamp Township Historical Society – Basket Raffle and Live Auction
12-4 p.m.
Historic Hunsicker’s Grove, 9350 Longswamp Road, Mertztown
Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society – Second Saturdays at the Sigal Museum: Map-Making Craft
1-3 p.m.
342 Northampton Street, Easton
Drop-in program for children of all ages
Free with museum admission and for children ages 5 and under
Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society – Second Saturdays at the 1753 Bachmann Publick House: Tours and Program
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
169 Northampton Street, Easton
Free (donations welcome)


1 May 2023 @ 8:00 AM
31 May 2023 @ 5:00 PM


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