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December 2022

2nd Annual Winter Welcome

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 East Second Street
Bethlehem, 18015 United States
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Santa, S.T.E.A.M., and sweet treats! Get into the holiday spirit during our 2nd Annual Winter Welcome featuring a visit from Santa, a reading of the Polar Express, photo-ops with historic industrial vehicles, hands-on family activities and sweet treats. Youth 12 and under receive free admission when accompanied by an adult.

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How It Works: Water

December 10
Included in museum admission

What better day to do a deep dive into industrial water than December 10th, when the most powerful operating waterworks steam engine in America, the Corliss at NMIH, will be running.  Throughout the day, water treatment expert John Baum will use live demonstrations and hands-on samples to show what is really happening inside the water systems all around us, and how the constant war against corrosion and mineral build up is being fought.  Learn the history behind the terms hard…

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January 2023

The Lehigh Valley Railroad and the Anthracite Coal Industry, 1852 to 1902

January 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 East Second Street
Bethlehem, 18015 United States
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Dr. John Smith, Lehigh University's Department of History Professor Emeritus, will present, Lehigh Valley Railroad and the Anthracite Industry, on Jan. 14 at 1pm. Dr. Smith will trace the evolution of the LVRR from a regional railroad to being part of a national network.

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March 2023

The Corliss Comes Alive

March 12, 2023
Included in museum admission

The Corliss engine will run at 11:30am and 2:30pm. For more than a decade the museum’s staff, volunteers, and community partners worked to restore our massive 115-ton Corliss steam engine to working order, 105 years after being built by the Snow Steam Pump Works in Buffalo, N.Y. The engine was used by the York Water Company and pumped eight million gallons of water per day. Today the engine, the most powerful operating water works steam engine in North America, is…

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The History that Speaks for Itself: Textile Industry and Needle Trades in the Lehigh Valley

March 25, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 East Second Street
Bethlehem, 18015 United States
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In the mid-twentieth century, the Lehigh Valley had a thriving needle trade and textile industry. The business owners were the largest employer of women in the area and many were pillars of the local Jewish community. The stories of the owners, their families, and their businesses have not been told.

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June 2023

1876 World’s Fair Weekend

June 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - June 11, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 East Second Street
Bethlehem, 18015 United States
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Travel 145 years back in time at the National Museum of Industrial History hosts 1876 World’s Fair Weekend, a celebration of engineering, industry, and culture.

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September 2023

The Corliss Comes Alive

September 10, 2023
Included in museum admission

Join us as we operate the engine and learn more about this fascinating piece of industrial history from the museum’s historian.

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December 2023

Corliss Comes Alive!

December 10, 2023
Included in museum admission

Join us as we operate the engine and learn more about this fascinating piece of industrial history from the museum’s historian.

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