Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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Times News: Putzing around the Valley

he Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Putz Trail sends visitors to five sites, each featuring a “putz.” These traditional Moravian decorative displays used around Christmastime get their name from “putzen,” a German term, meaning “to decorate” or “to embellish.” The…

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Bucks County Herald: By the Way: The star of Bethlehem

The light of Bethlehem’s Christmas star high on South Mountain doesn’t quite reach Upper Bucks but it can be seen for more than 20 miles north of the city. It’s become an icon for the three-centuries-old city nestled in the…

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The Morning Call: New year to bring a change in leadership to Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

As Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites enters the new year, the nonprofit will see a change in leadership. The nonprofit announced Monday that VP/Managing Director LoriAnn Wukitsch will become president and CEO, replacing Charlene Donchez Mowers. Read More

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The Washington Post: In these Christmas-obsessed towns, miles of lights deliver ‘all the feels’

Most neighborhoods have that house that treats Christmas decorating like a competitive sport. But in a handful of places, the townspeople go a step — or several steps — further. Think 35 flavors of hot cocoa. Think advent calendars come…

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The Morning Call: Holiday Putz Trail in Bethlehem | PHOTOS

Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites is presenting a Holiday Putz Trail this year, with displays in the Moravian Gemeinhaus and Single Sisters House. These putz displays are on the first and second floor of the Single Sisters House. A Putz…

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Delaware Valley Journal: Historic Bethlehem Draws Visitors Seeking Something Special for the Holiday Season

One favorite attraction is the Holiday Putz Trail, a collection of displays at two historic sites open for Christmastime. As it pertains to the name of the trail, “Putz” is a traditional Moravian decoration used around the holiday season; the…

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