Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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Kid’s Club


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Natalie Hartman is a multi-talented freelance artist from Bethlehem PA. She currently teaches arts & crafts to school age children at the Banana Factory, just minutes from her home. She also creates and runs after-school art programs for local elementary schools, middle schools and other organizations. Natalie truly enjoys sharing her time and artistic abilities with children and surprising them with just how capable they are of creating amazing things!

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2017 Kid's Club Programs:

Channel your creativity into the perfect accessory!

Shrink Art Hair Pins

Create colorful hair pins, necklaces, and key chains using plastic shrink film and your imagination! Draw inspiration from examples of Victorian adornments from the Historic Bethlehem Collections.

Parents will enjoy viewing HairWork: Relics of Remembrance, an exhibition dedicated to the various ways people used loved ones’ hair to create unique, lasting mementos during the Victorian Era.

Date: Sunday, March 26

Location: Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Price: Non-Members: $10

Free for Kids (17 and under) with purchase of adult admission ticket. Always free for members.

Time: 1 - 3 pm

This pinhole camera Kid's Club event will bring out every child's inner photographer!

Camera Obscura

Learn how to create this simple device that lead to the invention of photography!  Personalize your hand crafted camera using markers and fun embellishments!

Parents will enjoy viewing HairWork: Relics of Remembrance, an exhibition dedicated to the various ways people used loved ones’ hair to create unique, lasting mementos during the Victorian Era.

Date: Sunday, April 30

Location: Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Price: Non-Members: $10

Free for Kids (17 and under) with purchase of adult admission ticket. Always free for members.

Time: 1 - 3 pm

This barnyard predator is only one of many amazing local birds kids will learn about!
Wow! This Kid's Club activity takes unique to a new level.

Sun Print Art

Learn how to make a sun print (or cyanotype), an early technique for making photographs without a camera!

Date: Sunday, May 28

Location: Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Price: Non-Members: $10

Free for Kids (17 and under) with purchase of adult admission ticket. Always free for members.

Time: 1 - 3 pm

Get creative with fun Zentangle patterns for this Kid's Club event!

Hair Crazy Zentangles

Use Zentangle patterns and watercolor paint to create a head full of colorful art! Learn about different historic hair trends that seem strange to us now!

Date: Sunday, June 25

Location: Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Price: Non-Members: $10

Free for Kids (17 and under) with purchase of adult admission ticket. Always free for members.

Time: 1 - 3 pm

The possibilities are endless with this curly kid's activity!

Paper Quilling

Quilling is the art of creating decorative designs from thin strips of curled paper.  Join us and learn how to roll basic  quilling shapes to create your own unique design! While Quilling dates back to the Renaissance, it became a popular pastime for Victorian ladies who would use the rolled paper to decorate their belongings.

Date: Sunday, August 27

Location: Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Price: Non-Members: $10

Free for Kids (17 and under) with purchase of adult admission ticket. Always free for members.

Time: 1 - 3 pm

Kids will have a blast with this animal presentation!

Human Impact Animal Presentation

With the Wildlands Conservancy

Held during the Blueberry Festival

Date: July 15 & 16

Location: Burnside Plantation

Price: $10 for adults, $5 for kids, or $25 for a family four-pack

Free for Kids (17 and under) with purchase of adult admission ticket. Always free for members.

Your kids will love learning all about different animals & their eating habits.

What Do Animals Eat in the Wild?

Presentation by the Wildlands Conservancy

Held during Apple Days

Date: September 9 & 10

Location: Burnside Plantation

Price: $5 per vehicle

Free for Kids (17 and under) with purchase of adult admission ticket. Always free for members.

This metallic gold kid's activity is sure to bring a twinkle to any parent's eye.

Gilded Picture Frames

Use metallic gold embellishments to decorate a one-of-a-kind picture frame that really shines! Learn more about the history behind gold frames and try out the Kemerer framing station to learn how a frame can impact the artwork inside.

Date: Sunday, October 29

Location: Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Price: Non-Members: $10

Free for Kids (17 and under) with purchase of adult admission ticket. Always free for members.

Time: 1 - 3 pm

This hand-painted Kid's Club craft sure pops!

Illuminated Manuscript Letters

Turn the initials of your name into a beautiful hand painted piece of art!  The use of gold and silver accents will make your letters glow! See examples of illuminated letters from books in the Historic Bethlehem Collection and learn about the rich history of Bookmaking in Bethlehem!

Date: Saturday, November 25

Location: Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Price: Non-Members: $10

Free for Kids (17 and under) with purchase of adult admission ticket. Always free for members.

Time: 1 - 3 pm

This Kid's Club craft certainly makes a lasting impression!

Metal Engraved Gift Boxes

Use embossing and engraving techniques to create designs on gold metal sheets, then use your metal art work to cover the top of your hand made gift box!

Date: Sunday, December 17

Location: Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Price: Non-Members: $10

Free for Kids (17 and under) with purchase of adult admission ticket. Always free for members.

Time: 1 - 3 pm


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