Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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

“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 folk art to contemporary designers…

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Ezvid Wiki: 6 Unique Destinations That Make Pennsylvania Special

The #5 pick is Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites, a collection of attractions that put Bethlehem's unique past on display. These include the Moravian Museum, located in the town's oldest building that at one time housed the entire community, the…

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Bucks County Herald: By the Way: 3,000 bags and growing

When she was a child Ilene Hochberg Wood was given her first “little girl” purse – and the magic began. “I was entranced,” said the fashion authority and author, “and that’s when I began my personal journey.” Wood now owns…

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The Philadelphia Inquirer: This Pa. woman owns 3,000 handbags, and she keeps them in an army bunker

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 and clutches, wristlets…

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Morning Call: ‘PURSEonality’ to spare: Massive handbags exhibit coming to Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites will host “PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History, the personal collection of Ilene Hochberg Wood” Oct. 11 through April 30, 2020. The exhibit will be at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts at 427 N. New…

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Morning Call: A sure sign of fall: Bethlehem Harvest Festival

A sure sign of fall: Bethlehem Harvest Festival By JENNIFER SHEEHAN THE MORNING CALL | SEP 26, 2019 | 9:39 AM The 14th Annual Harvest Festival returns to Main Street Bethlehem on Oct. 5. (MORNING CALL FILE PHOTO) Each year at the start of…

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