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John Adams Walking Tour
July 9

Why did John Adams call Bethlehem a “curious and remarkable town”? Find the answer to this, as well as the role Bethlehem played during the American Revolution during this tour led by a costumed guide. After your tour, enjoy some tunes, courtesy of Tunes at Twilight, at the 1810 Goundie House!

John Adams walking tour

Bars of Bethlehem Tour
Saturday, May 28

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! In colonial times, alcohol was believed to help the sick, enliven the elderly, and strengthen the weak. For many colonists, a morning tankard of hard cider, or a lunchtime draught of ale soothed the stomach and helped get people through the day.

Join us for a walking tour that will explore Bethlehem’s drinking history! Locations will include the 1810 Goundie House, the Single Brethren’s House, and Tapas on Main Street.

Meet the Artist

  • May 19: Jim Harmon
  • June 23: Anna Boothe

Glass is one of the most versatile materials on the planet. We use it to see, dress, and build our homes. We also use it in art, where it is used to stir the imagination and convey thoughts, feelings, and ideas.

Thursdays, join us for a series of Meet the Artist events! At this event, one of our featured glass artists will be at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts to talk about their artistic process and answer questions.

Meet the Artist

Build-a-Beer
Thursday, June 9

Join us for a special “Build-a-Beer” event at the 1810 Goundie House! Led by Dr. Lloyd Ackert of Drexel University, this program will see guests customize their own beers with select ingredients like malts, hops, and spices. Afterward, put your nose to the test by using your olfactory powers to figure out what other people added to their beers! The winning recipe (based on a poll) will be specially brewed by Ackert, an experienced home brewer.

Meet the Brewer
Thursday, July 21

Have you ever wondered how beer is made? Join us at the 1810 Goundie House for a Meet the Brewer event! At this event, you’ll learn the basics of brewing beer and taste homemade brews.

Tickets are $20 and include a complimentary tasting and access to the exhibit, A Glimpse Through Glass. Guests must be at least 21.

Meet the Brewer

Glass by the Glass
Sunday, May 29

Join us for a special adult-themed event! At Glass by the Glass, the wine will flow as guests learn about the connections between glass and drinking, and paint their very own glass vessels!

Tickets include a glass of wine, and access to the exhibit, A Glimpse Through Glass. Guests must be at least 21.

Glass by the Glass

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