Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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WFMZ: Arts Around Town: Holiday break a great time to explore Christmas City

With the kids home for holiday break this coming week, it can be a great time for families to explore the sights and sounds in and around Berks County and the Lehigh Valley before 2017 rolls in. Historic Bethlehem is…

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The Morning Call: ‘Bethlehem’s Christmas, 1741’: Exhibit tells story of city’s first Christmas

There are competing theories on how the City of Bethlehem got its name, and one of those involves cows. It was on Christmas Eve in 1741 that a group of Moravians led by Count Ludwig Von Zinzendorf gathered in a two-room…

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WFMZ: A look at the holiday history of Bethlehem

It's known as Christmas City U.S.A. throughout the world and this morning, we're delving into its history. We're learning first hand of some of the holiday traditions that put the city of Bethlehem on the map. That's where we find WFMZ's Rosa…

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The Morning Call: Wear your worst to Ugly Holiday Sweater Party in Bethlehem

Proudly wear your Christmas worst to Historic Bethlehem's Ugly Holiday Sweater Party Dec. 15 at the Kemerer Museum in conjunction with its "Baby, It's Cold Outside" exhibit. You can see some of our most fashionable ways to stay warm over…

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WFMZ: Bethlehem community could join prestigious list

A section of Bethlehem could soon make a list with the likes of Independence Hall and Yellowstone National Park. The National Park Service has announced the historic Moravian Community of Bethlehem, will be added to its US World Heritage Tentative List.…

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The Morning Call: Bethlehem advances in bid to be World Heritage site

Bethlehem has vaulted toward the top of the list of places the United States hopes to see enshrined as a World Heritage Site. The city's original Moravian settlement along with Chicago's early skyscrapers, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park…

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