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As an institution with significant artifacts and archives of the nation’s industrial history, NMIH is excited about your interest in learning more about the workers and industries that the shaped the country.  We’re happy to arrange interviews, assist in research, provide photographs, and any other information you may need to help with your news piece.  Advanced arrangements must be  made with the museum’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations prior to interviewing guides, researchers, volunteers or other museum personnel.  We ask this so our staff and volunteer corps can focus on providing the best possible experience for our visitors.

Though we strive to accommodate all requests in a timely manner, please note that we may not be able to accommodate members of the media without prior communication. All reporters, photographers, videographers, and freelance writers on assignment are requested to check in at an Information Desk upon arrival.

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Latest Press Releases

National Museum of Industrial History Announces Leadership Transition

BETHLEHEM, PA. – The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) today announced that its Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Kara Mohsinger as the organization’s President & CEO effective August 11, 2023. Andria Zaia, NMIH Curator of Collections, has been appointed interim Executive Director. NMIH Board Chairman Charles Marcon expressed the Board of Directors’ gratitude for Ms. Mohsinger’s…

National Museum of Industrial History to Host 3rd Annual 1876 World’s Fair Weekend in June 2023

BETHLEHEM, PA. – Attendees will have a chance to step back in time at the National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) in Bethlehem, PA on Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th to experience 1876 World’s Fair Weekend. An exploration of engineering, industry, and culture, the event pays tribute to the first World’s Fair hosted on U.S. soil. 147 years…

National Museum of Industrial History Receives Support for Hands-On Junior Architects Program

Bethlehem, PA – The National Museum of Industrial History has launched “Junior Architects”, a hands-on program to be utilized during field trips, community events and outreach programs to encourage creativity and critical thinking while simultaneously fostering patience, concentration and stamina. The program launch was made possible through a generous gift from Bethlehem architectural firm Alloy5. “We are so grateful to…

National Museum of Industrial History Features Special Exhibit on Innovations in Concrete

Bethlehem, PA –The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) is pleased to announce a special exhibit spotlighting an innovative 3D printed concrete technique being developed at Lehigh University. “The Future of 3D Printed Concrete” showcases the products of this new technique and explains the design and manufacturing process behind them. “At NMIH, we aim to explore innovation past and present…

New silk exhibition weaves together Bethlehem Moravians’ and Lehigh Valley’s inspiring fabric-making legacy

            Read the full press release HERE. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Craig Larimer, Director of Marketing, Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites [email protected] Work: 610-882-0450 ext. 18 Cell: 610-360-0419 MAY 9, 2023 BETHLEHEM, MAY 9, 2023 – Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is excited to announce the opening of its newest exhibition, Unspun: Stories of Silk. This...

March Marks the 25th Anniversary of the Closing of Bethlehem Steel’s Coke Ovens Division

BETHLEHEM, PA – On March 28, 1998, the Coke Ovens Division ceased operations, being the last of the Bethlehem Plant primary operations to close. Located on 160-acres, between Hellertown and Bethlehem, the Coke plant employed over 500 people at the height of production. Bethlehem’s Coke Plant dated back to the Schwab years of Bethlehem Steel. Seeking a more cost-effective source…


BETHLEHEM, PA – The National Museum of Industrial History is pleased to share that EVS Metal’s East Stroudsburg facility renewed their commitment to offering students of Stroudsburg Middle School invaluable exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) and social history education through the Future Innovators Fund with a $3,000 grant. For the third year in a row, EVS…

National Museum of Industrial History Welcomes Newest Member to Board of Directors

Bethlehem, PA – The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen Weslock to its Board of Directors. Weslock is an experienced global HR executive with a career background that has involved extensive collaboration with executive leadership as a trusted advisor in achieving current and future business goals. With broad global HR and legal…

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