Time Capsule Bethlehem
March 29, 2018 through August 26, 2018
The First House of Bethlehem, Anna Nitschmann, the Eagle Hotel, Bethlehem Steel, Calypso Island… these places, businesses, and people no longer exist in the Lehigh Valley but their presence and impact is repeatedly felt thanks to the dedication of historians, community members, and organizations to preserve the past for future generations.
Time Capsule Bethlehem: Our City Then & Now showcases surviving artifacts—a large portion being donated by the local community—that tell the stories of the region’s history. Yet not all history is tangible! We welcome the community to make this exhibition their own by telling and showing your own family stories from our city to add to the collection. Make your mark on Bethlehem’s timeline and take part in this collaborative project of bringing the past to meet the present and preserving it for the future.