Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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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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The Morning Call: Insider’s Guide: Christmas and history come alive on Bethlehem bus tour

It's no secret that Bethlehem dazzles during the holidays. From beautifully decorated storefronts, whimsical horse-drawn carriage rides and illuminated Christmas trees on lampposts to German-style craft markets, elaborate Christmas putzes and countless candles in windows, the city is a festive favorite…

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Lehigh Valley Live: Runners suit up for festive Turkey Trot 5K in Bethlehem (PHOTOS)

Don't question the turkey hats. "You have to take this seriously," explained Dan Soos, who, with his 9-year-old son Connor, of Macungie, sported matching chapeaus resembling roasted birds, legs facing forward. "They're aerodynamic." Read More Here

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The Morning Call: PICTURES: 14th Annual Historic Turkey Trot 5K

See photos from the 14th Annual  Historic Turkey Trot 5k Run & Fitness Walk from The Morning Call's Chris Shipley. Read More Here

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The Morning Call: Bethlehem history and mystery blend in latest novel

Bethlehem is nicknamed the Christmas City, and for good reason. It was Christmas Eve 1741 when the Moravian founders named their settlement after the famous biblical city in Judea. Read More Here

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The Morning Call: Bethlehem’s Turkey Trot: Fitness after the feast

For many families, it's become part of the Thanksgiving holiday. Relatives come back to the Lehigh Valley and gather, not just to eat turkey and stuffing, but also to take part in the Historic Turkey Trot 5K Run & Fitness…

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