While the world is still getting back to normal NMIH is continuing to offer programming via its online ‘virtual museum’. In keeping with our mission of educating the public about America’s industrial past and inspiring the visionaries of tomorrow, we’re proud to offer dozens of free virtual programs throughout the coronavirus crisis and beyond. Prerecorded programs, as well as new/live programs, can be found at the respective links below. If you’re interested in joining us in person, please see our visit page to find out more information about hours, prices, etc.

The museum realizes that millions of businesses and workers are feeling the effects of the current situation right now. As a non-profit museum, we’re no different. We’re deeply grateful for any help provided to the museum during these trying times. Additional ways patrons can help support the museum’s mission include purchasing memberships, shopping in the online gift shop, adopting an artifact, making a gift to the museum’s annual fund, or booking a future event. For a full list of ways you can help support NMIH, please visit nmih.org/howtohelp.

Thank you to our recent contributors. Your gifts sustain our mission through these challenging times and ensure NMIH can continue its mission to preserve, educate, and inspire…

• Joanne and Curtis H. Barnette
• Todd & Kathy Bessemer
• Bethlehem Rotary Foundation
• Beth Brevik & Tim Gebhart
• Mark & Christine Connar
• Crayola
• Robert DeMoyer
• Matthew Deschler
• Mary Anne Eves
• Matthew Fenselau
• Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber
• Julius & Katheryn Hommer Foundation
• R.K. Laros Foundation
• Thea Lind
• Charles Lyman
• Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
• Jeanne Mell
• Robert “Skip” Reynolds
• Salim Salet




Virtual Museum Programs

Upcoming Virtual Museum Events

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    Aug, 2021

  • Anthracite Railroad Ramble

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

    The National Museum of Industrial History is proud to work with the Reading & Northern Railroad to host this special train

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Swan…A Lifetime of Learning

Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Swan…A Lifetime of Learning

 “Someone once told me that you only stop learning when you die,” said Bob Swan, the newest member of the National Museum of Industrial History restoration team. He added, “I guess that’s why I wanted to get involved in the museum after I retired earlier this year. There are so many talented people that you can’t help ...
Volunteer Spotlight: Chuck Savitske… A Hands-on Life

Volunteer Spotlight: Chuck Savitske… A Hands-on Life

Volunteer Chuck Savitske recounts his colorful past from working at Bethlehem Steel to owning a car repair business and how volunteering at the Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association led him to NMIH ...
Mike Piersa: A Passion for Preservation

Mike Piersa: A Passion for Preservation

Mike Piersa: A Passion for Preservation A historian’s job is to collect, research, and interpret artifacts of cultural significance. A historian’s responsibility is to ensure that these valuable relics are conserved, restored, and made accessible to the public to appreciate and from which to learn about America’s rich industrial heritage. These are the guiding principles ...

Innovation Station

Innovation Station is a new feature from the National Museum of Industrial History hosted by our curatorial team that explores the history of household products and how they became staples in homes across the world.

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