Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution



Main Street Views

November 1, 2013 Through November 5, 2014

Ever wonder what the streets of Bethlehem looked like before paved roads and parked cars?  "Main Street Views: Photographs from the Historic Bethlehem, Inc. Collections" featured photographs of Bethlehem streets from the mid-nineteenth century, when Main Street was a dirt road, through the mid-twentieth century when the street looked much like how we know it today. The images from our archives show how Bethlehem changed, including the development of buildings and homes that line its streets.

Black and white photo of Moravian steeple

Samplers from Past and Present

September 20, 2013 Through April 27, 2014

The exhibit, which features work by members of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Embroiders’ Guild of America, explores needlework artists from yesterday and today and reflects on how their pieces affected decorative arts.

Antique Sampler

Welcome Home: The Elizabeth Johnston Prime Dollhouse and Toy Collections

September 20, 2013 through January 4, 2014

Over forty buildings and 5,500 pieces move into their new home at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts.  The collection which features dollhouses from every decade between 1830 and 1930 will be on permanent display for the first time since its acquisition in 2007.  Become reacquainted with the English townhouse and the French villa, and explore the Mystery House, the Baltimore row house and the Livingston House for the first time.

dollhouse interior

Local Artist Spotlight: Sandra Corpora

September 20, 2013 through January 5, 2014

Sandra Corpora is an Award winning artist who studied with Nelson Shanks.  She paints all subjects, including figurative, still life and landscape.

Sandra with a painting

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

September 20, 2013 through November 10, 2013

Mirrors have reflected changing tastes and styles in decorative arts throughout the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, from miniatures that adorn dollhouses’ walls, to a stately Federal style mirror topped by our national bird.  Mirrors played an important role in all sizes of historic households as practical accessories and decorative statements.  See what over 100 years of practical and stylish mirrors look like all together in one space.

Gilded mirror

The Steel Way of Life

June 22, 2012 through August 30, 2013

Meet first-hand the men and women who worked at Bethlehem Steel in a multimedia experience that includes life-size portraits, audio interviews, and memorabilia from the times. Share your own stories of life in the shadow of the steel giant on the public memory board.

The Steel Way of Life logo


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