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July 2021

Virtual Museum: Meet the Manufacturer with EcoTech Marine

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

NMIH continues its Meet the Manufacturer Series with Patrick Clasen, co-founder and Director of Finance of EcoTech Marine.

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August 2021

Bethlehem Steel Locomotive Engineer Experience

August 7 @ 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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Machines of Interest Exhibit Closing Reception

August 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Included in museum admission

Join us as we celebrate Machines of Interest: The Selected Works of Stephen Mallon with a closing reception and guest appearance by Mallon himself.

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Bethlehem Steel Locomotive Engineer Experience

August 21 @ 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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Anthracite Railroad Ramble

August 23 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
$125

The National Museum of Industrial History is proud to work with the Reading & Northern Railroad to host this special train ride one day before the start of the Society for Industrial Archeology's 49th Annual Conference. The day-long trip will depart Outer Station in Reading, PA, with guests riding aboard a pair of open window Budd RDCs (self-propelled Rail Diesel Cars). The train will make its first stop at a facility rarely seen by the public, the Reading & Northern…

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September 2021

Bethlehem Steel Locomotive Engineer Experience

September 4 @ 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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The Corliss Comes Alive

September 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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National Museum of Industrial History Annual Gala

September 11 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2021 Annual Gala Saturday, September 11th, 2021 4pm — 8pm The Laros Estate • Bethlehem, PA Join us for a festive dinner gala at the elegant and historic Laros Estate celebrating the innovative spirit of American industry. NMIH will be honoring OraSure with the Spirit of Innovation Award in recognition of its rich history of innovation, longstanding commitment to the community and generous support of the Museum’s mission. All proceeds support the Museum’s exhibits, S.T.E.A.M. Education initiatives, and the ongoing…

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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

September 18 @ 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 @ 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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