Artifact Adoptees

We would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their immense generosity in investing in the future of the National Museum of Industrial History and the preservation and conservation of important historical artifacts.  Their contributions in our Adopt-an-Artifact campaign help the museum help preserve history for generations to come.  These important artifacts will help inspire a new wave of innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs.

Premier Level
Bethlehem Steel Electrical Shop Overhead Crane – In Honor of the Men and Women of Bethlehem Steel, from the Barnette Family -Hank, Joanne, Kevin and Jim
Pinion Gears – Marvin R. Geiger 1917-1998: One of the “Greatest Generation” who served in World War 2 & worked for the Bethlehem Steel Company in Plant Management

$1000 Level
Outdoor Rails – Lehigh Valley Rail Management
Pig Iron Interactive – Todd, Kathryn and Abbey Bessemer

$500 Level
Ammunition Shells – The Domchek Family
Basic Oxygen Furnace – Christina and Mark Connar
Bethlehem Steel Pierced Armor Plate – Greg & Deb Peters, In loving memory of Chief Master Sergeant “Dani” Peters 15 August 1957 – 21 January 2016
Blast Furnace B Model – Mr. Richard Schubert
Coke Oven Model – Fr.  Dan Gambet
F.E. Reed Lathe – Kenneth F. Healy, Executive Vice President/Director of Engineering, PMF Industries, Inc.
Grey Mill Model – Lehigh Valley Community Foundation in honor of L. Charles and Ruth Marcon
Hard Hat Display – Adam Meyer Moving & Storage
Open Hearth Model – Christina and Mark Connar
Ship Models – Timothy Moore
Three-High Rail Patent Mill Model – Jim Mooney
Daughaday Press – Beth Brevik & Tim Gebhart
1876 Centennial Catalog – Dennis Domchek and Susan Haytmanek
Bethlehem Steel Fire Hose Cart – Dennis Domchek and Susan Haytmanek

$250 Level
Bethlehem Steel Switchboard – Richardson E. Worthington
Drop Forge Display – Patrick & April Herrity
Gear Half Pattern – adopted in honor of David J. Kane by Catherine Kane, Elizabeth Wunderler, Katie Kane, and Michael Kane
Homer Research Labs Poster – Mahesh Vyas
Rails – John Marquette Creative
Safety Suggestion Box – Amy Hollander
Spools – Martha and Michael Helms
Time Card Rack – Brent Glass
Time Clock – Kyle Payne

$100 Level
Bethlehem Steel Blackboard – Joseph Cutrona
Blast Furnace Suit – The Rauch-Mannino Family
First Aid Kit – The Rosocha Family
Hard Hat – Lee P. Decker, Bethlehem Steel, Engineer
Lattice Girder – David Helms
Phoenix Column – David Helms
Riveted Wide Flange Beam – Victoria L. Roza
Safety Goggles – The Gebhart/Brevik Family
Safety Sign – Safety Rep Bob Hrichak and Family
Steel Column – I Beam – William Henning
Think Before Cutting Safety Sign – Christina and Daniel Bilinski
Wide Flange Beam – E. Robert Power

Bethlehem Steel Flag Pole and Ladle – Bean Construction, Inc.
Corliss Interactive Video – Cantelmi’s Hardware, Bethlehem, PA, since 1922
Iron and Steel Rail Display – Marie and Michael Zaia
Piping in Propane Exhibit – David Keiser
Rail Switch Frog – Tim & Colleen Lewis