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November 2021

The Works of a Mechanical Genius: The Legacy of John Fritz

November 17, 2021 - October 17, 2022

The Works of a Mechanical Genius: The Legacy of John Fritz explores the life and legacy of General Superintendent and Chief Engineer John F. Fritz.

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October 2022

First Friday at Banana Factory

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NMIH will be presenting a forging demonstration on the East Terrace at Banana Factory during First Friday as a lead up to Steel Weekend.

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Virtual Event: Archival Film Screening: Shipbuilding at Sparrows Point

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Be among the first to see recently digitized footage from The Port that Built a City and State, the weekly program hosted by Helen Delich Bentley on WMAR between 1950-1965, showing shipbuilding and steelmaking at Sparrows Point in this YouTube Premiere. This program is part of Steel Weekend programming hosted by the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, PA.

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Virtual Event: Photographing Bethlehem Steel

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hear from photographers Ed Leskin (based in Bethlehem, PA) and J.M. Giordano (based in Baltimore) about their work documenting steelmaking communities in the mid-Atlantic and around the world. Leskin’s project “Images of Flesh and Steel” includes portraits of steelworkers in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Giordano’s temporary exhibition “Shuttered: Images from the Fall of Bethlehem Steel” documents the changing landscape of Sparrows Point. This program is part of Steel Weekend programming hosted by the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, PA. …

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Steel Weekend & Steelworkers Reunion

October 15 @ 10:00 am - October 16 @ 5:00 pm
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 East Second Street
Bethlehem, 18015 United States
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Join us for a celebration of all things steel on October 15th and 16th at NMIH. Featuring live demonstrations, youth activities, pop-up exhibits, guided tours and more.

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November 2022

Veterans Day at NMIH

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 East Second Street
Bethlehem, 18015 United States
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The National Museum of Industrial History will honor those who served with its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, November 11, 2022.

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Capturing Steel: Bethlehem Steel Photography with Peter Treiber

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 East Second Street
Bethlehem, 18015 United States
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Join Bethlehem Steel Photographer Peter Treiber to hear more about his fascinating work capturing images of steel.

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December 2022

The Corliss Comes Alive

December 10
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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