While we are preserving the buildings and artifacts of previous generations, we are planning how to keep the past relevant and exciting for current and future generations, and creating opportunities to make it more accessible to the public.
We are at a very critical time in the life of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. As a part of Historic Moravian Bethlehem, a National Historic Landmark District, we have reached the highest level of distinction in our nation and are short-listed for nomination to the World Heritage List. We will form a heritage triangle with the Statue of Liberty in New York and Independence Hall in Philadelphia, two of 23 World Heritage Sites in the United States.
As we continue on this path toward worldwide recognition for our timeless community with ageless values, we must be prepared to welcome visitors, not only from the Lehigh Valley and the United States, but from around the world. There is a lot to do! We must be ready with exhibits that engage visitors in our story. We must have dynamic programs that capture the excitement of our heritage. Our sites must be ready to receive thousands of visitors. We must be worthy of being named a World Heritage Site.
Are you ready to help? Are you ready to Take the World Stage? We can. We will. Join us!
Charlene Donchez Mowers