Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution



Lehigh Valley Live: 14 best spots to take a selfie in the Lehigh Valley

Looking for the best selfie spot in the Lehigh Valley? Find out from Lehigh Valley Live and see which HBMS site got featured! Read More Here

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Bethlehem’s Gemeinhaus celebrates 275th birthday

BETHLEHEM — Charlene Donchez Mowers calls the polyglot a "joyful noise," choruses of early Moravian settlers singing hymns in a dozen native tongues in unison. Their voices had once bounced off the walls of the Saal, a small worship room…

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The Morning Call: Bethlehem’s Christmas City Artisan Pop-up Show gives a nod to history

A long time ago, a small group of Moravians led by German religious leader Count Nicholas von Zinzendorf gathered on a cold Christmas Eve, said a few prayers and founded the city of Bethlehem on the banks where the Lehigh…

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The Morning Call: Bethlehem Community Celebration: Events for 275th birthday

Step back in time and celebrate some important anniversaries in Bethlehem. Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites will mark the 275th anniversary of the 1741 Gemeinhaus and the City of Bethlehem with a Community Celebration 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday…

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The Morning Call: Apple Days gets people bobbing and baking in Bethlehem

The temperatures said summer but everything else felt like autumn during Historic Bethlehem's Apple Days Saturday at Burnside Plantation. Now in its third year, Apple Days brought young and old alike to Burnside's grounds to explore a bit of the…

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WFMZ: One Tank Trip: Burnside Plantation

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - James Burnside was a member of the Moravian Church who came to Bethlehem by way of Ireland and founded Burnside Plantation with his wife, Mary, in 1748. Even though he was a missionary, he wanted his own…

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