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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 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…

National Museum of Industrial History Announces Veterans Day Programming

BETHLEHEM, PA – The National Museum of Industrial History(NMIH) will honor those who served on Friday, November 11. The day will begin at 10am with a commemoration ceremony hosted by the Steelworkers Veterans Memorial Committee on the Museum’s plaza. The commemoration ceremony will include a performance by the Broughal Middle School Band as well as remarks from various distinguished guests….


BETHLEHEM, PA – Pennsylvania State Representative Steve Samuelson this week announced $500,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding to the National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) for its Second Floor Expansion project. “The National Museum of Industrial History is a gem with a track record of preserving, interpreting and celebrating the history which built our country,” Samuelson said. “I…

Museum Receives Grant to Digitize Bethlehem Steel Photo Collection

The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) is pleased to share the launch of its Bethlehem Steel Corporation online photo archives which were recently digitized through generous grant funding from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission(PHMC) Historical & Archival Records Care Grants program. These awards aim to improve the presentation of historically valuable original records relating to the history of…

Community Volunteer Honored for Outstanding Contributions to National Museum of Industrial History

BETHLEHEM, PA. – The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) is pleased to share that volunteer Anne Evans was honored with a 2022 Northampton County Outstanding Seniors Award on June 2nd, 2022. Presented by the Advisory Council of the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging, this award honors individuals who have contributed their time and talents for the benefit of…

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.