Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution



Guest of a Guest: The Epic Designer Purse Collection Worthy Of Its Own Museum

The most expansive exhibition of rare, coveted, and generation-defining designer handbags isn't found at the Met's Costume Institute, nor the Victoria & Albert Museum. Rather, it's housed inside a historical home-turned-decorative arts museum in the charming town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.…

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Seattle Pi: SEATTLE ARTS AND CULTURE Plain & Fancy EXHIBITION DATES: February 25 – March 21, 2020 RECEPTION: THURSDAY, February 27, 6 PM – 8 PM!

The Painting Center is pleased to present Plain & Fancy, an exhibition that makes visible connections between anonymous, traditional artisans of old order Pennsylvania Germans lent by the Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites, and six contemporary mid-career artists with ties to…

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PBS39 News Tonight: Getting Up Close & PURSEonal: This Emmaus Woman’s Purse Collection is World’s Largest

BETHLEHEM, PA - Ilene Hochberg Wood is redefining the term, ‘bag lady.’ "People think about Imelda Marcos as the Queen of shoes and if you were to read the articles after she moved away they counted the number of shoes…

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Discover Lehigh Valley: Indoor Fun for Everyone Draws Visitors to Lehigh Valley

PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History is Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites’ newest feature. Comprised of more than 300 purses from New York Times bestselling author Ilene Hochberg Wood, PURSEonality explores history and trends of handbags. The exhibit runs until April 26. Read More

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Parade: 25 Romantic Getaways in PA

Bethlehem, PA Located in the Heart of Bethlehem, guests can enjoy modern amenities with the comfort of spacious elegant guest rooms. If you don't want to leave the room, there is 24-hour room service that you can enjoy from the…

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Conde Nast Traveler: The Best Places to Spend Christmas in the U.S.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Why we go: This Christmas, visit the little town of Bethlehem—in Pennsylvania, that is. The city's German-inspired Christmas City Village and Christkinlmarkt feature rotating displays by artisans, live music, and glass blowing demonstrations. This year, make sure to check out the new Outdoor…

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