Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution

Community Heritage Day


Join Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites for a day full of fun, exploration, and learning for our annual Community Heritage Day at the Colonial Industrial Quarter.

May 6, 2017 from 10 am - 4 pm

Colonial Industrial Quarter, 459 Old York Road

Discover how the Moravian settlers lived and worked in America’s first industrial park with hands-on activities, live demonstrations, and games.



  • Demonstrations by the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites' Blacksmiths
  • An array of children's crafts and activities
  • Live music
  • Free tours, and a preview of our new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education program, America's First Industries, which focuses on aspects of engineering that highlight how advanced the Colonial Industrial Quarter was for its time.

RSVP to the event for your chance to win a family level membership, family passes to the Blueberry Festival, or an anniversary gift basket from our museum stores!

Community Day 2016 - STEM - Scott Piccotti (4) - web

Luckenbach Mill

  • New STEM educational programs developed in partnership with the DaVinci Science Center.
  • Opening of our newest exhibition, HairWork.

1762 Waterworks

  • Demonstrations of the water wheel in action. The 1762 Waterworks, recognized as a National Historic Landmark, Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, and an American Water Landmark, was the first pumped municipal water system in America.

Blacksmith Shop

  • Live blacksmith demonstrations and special activities designed to bring out the Smith in everyone!

View a short video about the Blacksmith shop by clicking here.


  • Stop by the Springhouse for hot dogs, popcorn, and water. Purchase some of our 275th merchandise, along with other top sellers, to commemorate Community Day!

Thanks to our major donors of the 1869 Luckenbach Mill:

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