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September 2021

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

September 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

The National Museum of Industrial History will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday, September 18, 2021 as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums. Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 250,000 people downloaded tickets for the last event, and Museum Day 2021 is expected…

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Bethlehem Steel Locomotive Engineer Experience

September 18, 2021 @ 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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Steel Weekend

September 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - September 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

NMIH's annual celebration of all things steel returns this September 25th and 26th!

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Scenes from the Steel Photography Workshop

September 25, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
$30 – $35

Join NMIH Historian Mike Piersa and staff photographer Glenn Koehler for a photo workshop that will take you back in time.

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October 2021

Bethlehem Steel Locomotive Engineer Experience

October 2, 2021 @ 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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Bethlehem Steel Locomotive Engineer Experience

October 16, 2021 @ 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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November 2021

Veterans Day at NMIH

November 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The National Museum of Industrial History will honor those who served with its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday, November 11. The day will begin at 10am with a commemoration ceremony hosted by the Steelworkers Veteran’s Memorial Committee on the Museum’s plaza followed by a special talk on the history behind the construction of the Steelworkers Veteran’s Memorial. Visitors can also try their hand at operating an 1800s printing press to create holiday cards for active duty military members. Veterans…

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December 2021

Author Talk: Disastrous Floods and the Demise of Steel in Johnstown

December 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for an author talk and book signing with St. Francis University Communications Professor Pat Farabaugh as he discusses his new book on the three major floods in Johnstown and the region’s long history as a leader in the nation’s steel industry.

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Winter Welcome at NMIH

December 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Santa, S.T.E.A.M., and sweet treats! Get into the holiday spirit at the National Museum of Industrial History as we dedicate the all-new Air Products Pavilion in Foundry Park, the latest community gathering space on the SteelStacks campus. Visitors will enjoy free Museum admission from 9am to 11am with complimentary cocoa and cookies, family-friendly S.T.E.A.M. activities, museum tours, holiday music, and a special 10 am Air Products Pavilion dedication ceremony and surprise visit from Santa.* *Bring your own cameras. No professional…

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The Corliss Comes Alive

December 11, 2021
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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