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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 Appoints Executive Director 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BETHLEHEM, PA – The National Museum of Industrial History’s Board of Directors have officially appointed Andria Zaia as Executive Director. Zaia brings years of Museum experience, institutional knowledge, and passion for the organizational mission to the role. “We are excited to embark upon the next chapter in the Museum’s evolution and have the utmost confidence in Andria’s…

“What’s So Cool About Manufacturing®” Sponsors Continue Support for 11th Annual Contest Lehigh Valley Video Contest Celebrates Growth, Recognition, and Raising Awareness of PA Manufacturing Careers

Lehigh Valley, PA – February 6, 2024 – Celebrating 11 years in the Lehigh Valley, the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing® (WSCM®) Student Video Contest welcomes 30 manufacturers and middle school teams from Carbon, Lehigh, and Northampton counties. Since its inception, this local contest format, created by Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) here in the Lehigh Valley, has been replicated by…

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 Bridget Kidd to its Board of Directors. Kidd is the Chief Operating Officer for the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). Bridget is responsible for working with PERC’s executive leadership team, Council, state associations, and other related groups to support the development and…

National Museum of Industrial History to Explore Modern Steel Industry with Support from the Association for Iron & Steel Technology Foundation

Bethlehem, PA – The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) is pleased to share a matching funds challenge opportunity offered by the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation in support of creating a Modern Steel Educational Kiosk to be installed in its Iron & Steel Gallery. The Association for Iron & Steel Technology will generously match contributions made…

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…

Funding for our marketing program has generously been provided in part with funding from the Hotel Tax Grant Program through the County of Northampton Department of Community & Economic Development.