Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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Exhibits, Collections, & Archives


Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is home to more than 60,000 artifacts, including textiles, prints, furniture, toys, tools, and books. Our collections help us share Bethlehem's incredible history with others; they bring stories to life by taking us back in time.


Research Requests

Research Requests

Our Library and Archives is one of the best places to research local history and includes: Thousands of local photographs from the 19th and 20th-centuries. Early city maps and documents City directories from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s. The...
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Current and Upcoming Exhibits

Current and Upcoming Exhibits

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites offers different changing and permanent exhibits across our museums and historic sites by utilizing our collections and in partnership with fellow organizations....
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Collections Gallery

Collections Gallery

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is home to over 60,000 artifacts.  Our most sensitive objects are housed in our new 5,000 square foot Collections Resource Center at the Kemerer Museum.  Below is a sample of collections pieces throughout the sites....
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Library and Archives

Library and Archives

Research at Historic Bethlehem Museums & SitesOur Library and Archives is one of the best places to research local history and includes: Thousands of local photographs from the 19th and 20th-centuries. Early city maps and documents. City directories from the late 1800s through...
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Past Exhibits

Past Exhibits

 Stars of BethlehemDecember 5, 2014 Through March 29, 2015Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts427 N. New StreetThe Star of Bethlehem is one of the oldest, most recognized and well loved quilt patterns today. In general stars have always been a popular motif...
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