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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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June 2022

Bethlehem Steel Locomotive Engineer Experience

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
$20

The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to offer a hands-on train engineer experience on its newly-restored narrow gauge locomotive! Situated in the museum’s park area, the 1941 Whitcomb diesel-electric locomotive was used at Bethlehem Steel in the Electric Furnace Melt Shop where it moved charging buggies filled with scrap metal. Restored by museum volunteers and staff to working condition, the train operates on a little over 100 feet of demonstration track. During this educational experience participants will be…

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Youth Program: Hands-on History

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead! Join us as we inspire future innovators in this free drop-in family program presented in partnership with Bethlehem Area Public Library. We'll read about different aspects of S.T.E.A.M. throughout the summer!

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The Corliss Comes Alive

June 11
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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1876 World’s Fair Weekend

June 11 @ 10:00 am - June 12 @ 7:30 pm
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 East Second Street
Bethlehem, 18015 United States
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This spring, 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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Bethlehem Steel Locomotive Engineer Experience

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
$20

The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to offer a hands-on train engineer experience on its newly-restored narrow gauge locomotive! Situated in the museum’s park area, the 1941 Whitcomb diesel-electric locomotive was used at Bethlehem Steel in the Electric Furnace Melt Shop where it moved charging buggies filled with scrap metal. Restored by museum volunteers and staff to working condition, the train operates on a little over 100 feet of demonstration track. During this educational experience participants will be…

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July 2022

Guest Lecture – Target: Lehigh Valley

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Throughout World War Two and the Cold War, enemy attack was a real and present danger threatening American industry. Find out how the Lehigh Valley and local industries responded to these dangers and incorporated Civil Defense into everyday life in a time when Armageddon could come at any moment. Tyler Gordon is a current DeSales University student and long-time historian from Bethlehem Township. Since around the age of ten, Tyler has been fascinated with discovering former fallout shelters, collecting gas…

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Youth Program: Hands on History

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead! Join us as we inspire future innovators in this free drop-in family program presented in partnership with Bethlehem Area Public Library. We'll read about different aspects of S.T.E.A.M. throughout the summer!

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Bethlehem Steel Locomotive Engineer Experience

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
$20

The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to offer a hands-on train engineer experience on its newly-restored narrow gauge locomotive! Situated in the museum’s park area, the 1941 Whitcomb diesel-electric locomotive was used at Bethlehem Steel in the Electric Furnace Melt Shop where it moved charging buggies filled with scrap metal. Restored by museum volunteers and staff to working condition, the train operates on a little over 100 feet of demonstration track. During this educational experience participants will be…

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2022 Anthracite Railroad Ramble

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Train Rides Pennsylvania

The National Museum of Industrial History is proud to work with the Reading & Northern Railroad to host this special train ride on Friday, July 29, 2022. The day-long trip will depart Outer Station in Reading, PA, at 9 AM, with guests riding aboard a pair of open window Budd RDCs (self-propelled Rail Diesel Cars). The train will have three scheduled stops: Tremont, Minersville, and Port Clinton, PA. This will be the first passenger excursion to Tremont, PA in over…

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