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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 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...

Public Notice

Regarding the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Section 106 Review for the Second Floor Expansion Project The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has offered the National Museum of Industrial History, in Bethlehem, PA, an Infrastructure and Capacity Building grant (CHA-290121) to complete a renovation of the second floor of their museum. NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the…

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…

National Museum of Industrial History Receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Capital Expansion  

BETHLEHEM, PA – The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of its Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant: Capital Projects program. “I am proud that the National Museum of Industrial History is located in our region—one with a rich history…

National Museum of Industrial History Applauds the Recovery of an Historic Steam Boiler

Lehigh University’s Office of Real Estate Services works with Front Street Allentown developer, Manhattan Building Company, to salvage a boiler which once provided steam for the famous President Pumping Engine  BETHLEHEM, PA – 122 years ago, Gottlieb Buehler acquired a steam boiler from the shuttered Friedensville, Lehigh County, zinc mines.  The boiler, essentially a giant enclosed tube in which water…


Lehigh Valley, PA – On Sunday, November 27, 2022, more than 1,800 museums representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 24 countries, and five continents will participate in Museum Store Sunday, an annual holiday shopping day supporting cultural institutions and their stores. In the Lehigh Valley, the National Museum of Industrial History, the National Canal Museum, and the…

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