Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution



Pocono Record: Pocono Entertainment Briefs, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019

Handbag exhibit opens in Bethlehem “PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History,” opening Friday, will showcase over 400 handbags at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites’ Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts and Moravian Museum of Bethlehem. The styles in the collection range from…

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City Suburban News: Discover PURSEonality in Bethlehem

When Ilene Hochberg Wood's mother gifted her a little red handbag as a child, there was no way to know that the bag would become the basis of a world-class collection. Now, years after the first bag that started it…

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Breeze Courier: She owns 3,000 handbags and keeps them in a bunker

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ilene Hochberg Wood's collection of 3,000 handbags — the majority of which dwell in a 2,400-square-foot Quonset hut on her Lehigh Valley estate — will make a fashionista fall to her knees. Her collection has everything: crossbodies…

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One Tank Trip: PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - There are bags to put your things in, bags for an evening out, bags that catch your eye. Part function, part fashion. "What I love about purses is I love the way they look," said Ilene Hochberg…

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Benefiting from World Heritage Designation in the United States

Please join the Cultural Heritage Management Graduate Program at Johns Hopkins University and US/ICOMOS ONLINE and IN PERSON as we bring together national experts for a discussion of the economic and social benefits of World Heritage designation. Learn how World Heritage inscription…

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Outlook with Dan Holzman: Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

Caitlin Nelson of HBMS speaks to Dan Holzman about upcoming offerings for the holiday season! Listen Here

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