Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution

Museum Happenings


 Program Dates 2017:

HairWork Opening Reception

Thursday, March 16 from 6 - 8 pm at Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Thank you to everyone who attended and made this opening reception one of our most successful yet! A special thank you to Pamela Moschini for speaking about her wonderful and extensive private collection of intricate hairwork - 30 years in the making and made available for public view for the first time, and Rebecca Reeves, local contemporary artist for discussing her background and her process.

Take Back the Night

Presented in conjunction with Moravian College and the American Association of University Women

Monday, March 27 from 6 - 8 pm at Single Sisters' House

Pet Hair Felting Workshop

Thursday, March 30 from 6 - 8 pm at Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Craft unique miniatures of your pets using their hair to create an amazing likeness with this felting class led by local artist Diane Hutchinson!

Home to single women for over almost three centuries! Photo credit to Darlene Schneck.

Coffeehouse Conversation

An Evening with Dr. Katie Desiderio, presented by Back Door Bakeshop

Thursday, April 6 from 6 - 8 pm at Single Sisters' House

This unique form of jewelry is made using horse hair!

Horsehair Jewelry Demonstration

With Susan Newquist of RedTail Designs

Saturday, May 6 from 11 am - 4 pm at Colonial Industrial Quarter

Watch Susan Newquist of Red-Tail Designs, local artist and equine aficianado, weave handcrafted custom bracelets, earrings, and other adornments using the hair from a horse’s tail or mane as her primary material.

Hair of the Dog: Historic Hangover Cures

Enjoy an historic happy hour with Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites!

Thursday, May 25 from 5 - 7 pm at Goundie House

Victorian Hair Art Workshop

With Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann

Saturday, June 17 from 2 - 5 pm at Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Design and create your own hairart jewelry with this contemporary technique taught by Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann. At the end of this 3-hour class, you will leave with your own hairart jewelry as well as knowledge on how to create future projects!

Hairart or hairwork, the practice of laying wrapping or weaving human hair to create intricate jewelry and more, rose in popularity during the Victorian Era.

Join Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann, a fine jeweler with over 25 years of experience, as she shows you this modern take of this unusual craft.

Women's Self Defense Class

Thursday, June 29 from 6 - 8 pm at Single Sisters' House

Mugshots Project

Happening During Musikfest

August 4 - 13 at Goundie House

Admire amazing hairstyles as models sport Victorian-Era outfits!

Hair Fashion Show

Schneider Lecture

Thursday, August 24 from 6 - 9 pm at Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Pairing amazing and intricate hairstyles from a local stylist with gorgeous Victorian-inspired garments, this Hair Fashion Show is one event you won't want to miss!

This trendsetting evening will blow your hair back with its breathtaking blend of inspiring contemporary hairstyles and elegant Victorian-Era outfits. Watch models showcase this marvelous mix on the Kemerer catwalk as you enjoy light refreshments!

Getting Paid: Women of Bethlehem Steel

Equal Compensation Panel

Date TBD at Single Sisters' House

Hair Today: The Cultural Significance of Hair

Date TBD at Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Gilded Opening Reception

Thursday, October 5 from 6 - 8 pm at Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Paint & Sip

Create a Painting with Metallic Paints

Thursday, October 19 from 6 - 8 pm at Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts or Luckenbach Mill

Jewelry Trunk Show

Sunday, October 29 from 12 - 3 pm at Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Make Your Own Faux Mercury Glass

Thursday, November 9 from 6 - 8 pm at Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Holiday Wassail

Friday, November 24 from 6 - 8 pm at Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

 Program Dates 2018:

Gold Leaf Workshop

Thursday, February 8 from 6 - 8 pm at Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Platinum Print Photography Artist Talk

Thursday, January 11 from 6 - 8 pm at Luckenbach Mill




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