Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution



Lehigh Valley Live: Summer of bummer: COVID-19 forces Lehigh Valley summer events to cancel for safety precautions

Blueberry Festival: While the Blueberry Festival will not be an in-person event necessarily, it is finding a way to go on. Now referred to as the Blueberry Festival To Go Market, the July 18 to July 26 festival is adapting…

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Morning Call: 28th annual Rooms to View House & Garden Tour: Virtually explore breathtaking outdoor spaces in Bethlehem area

For 27 years, the Rooms to View House & Garden Tour has been the premiere spring fundraising event at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites (HBMS). This year, the tour takes on a new digital format – Rooms to View Virtual…

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WLVR 91.3 FM: Volunteers Maintain an Historic Garden in Bethlehem

The Burnside Plantation, in Bethlehem, is what remains of a farm established in 1747 by members of the Moravian Church – James and Mary Burnside. Now it’s run by Historic Bethlehem. WLVR’s Brad Klein visited recently when volunteers were planting…

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PBS39: Burnside Plantation Borrows Bee’s For Garden Help

The Colonial Garden and The Burnside Plantation in Bethlehem is buzzing with volunteers. But as the gardeners social distance, the new group of mason bees nesting next to the Colonial Gardens are hard at work. "Four or five Mason bees…

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Jasper 52: Scherenschnitte cuts no corners on folk art

The trajectory of scherenschnitte is specifically apparent in Bethlehem, Pa., due to the city’s roots in Germanic culture and craft, notes Lindsey Jancay, director of collections and programming at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. Read More

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Lehigh Valley Live: Lehigh Valley museums shifting history lessons to homes during pandemic

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites: Bethlehem’s rich history will be able to be accessed at home as the museum group has content galore available online during the shutdown. Read More

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