Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Community Heritage Day

Celebrate Bethlehem's Creative Roots at our 7th Annual Community Heritage Day!

May 12, 2018 from 10 am - 4 pm

Colonial Industrial Quarter, 459 Old York Road



  • Local Artisan Demonstrations
  • Children's Crafts & Activities
  • Colonial Cooking Demonstrations & Games
  • Colonial Industrial Quarter Walking Tour
  • 1762 Waterworks Tours
  • Site Rental Open House
  • Live Music
  • Burnside Gardens Seed & Plant Sale

Map of Activities Coming Soon!

Explore the History of Crafting at the Colonial Industrial Quarter  

  • Local Artisans conducting demonstrations of early trades including: weaving, dying, pottery, tin punching, leather working, and soap making.
  • Children's Workshops highlighting the Handmade in the 18th Century school program.

Time Capsule Bethlehem: Our City Now & Then 

  • Local Artist Spotlight -  Bekah Rusnock, @IGbethlehem
    • Photo Exhibition at 1869 Luckenbach Mill, 2nd Floor
    • Breathtaking photos of the city & people of Bethlehem
  • Children's Activities
    • Make Your Own Time Capsule
    • Fraktur Coloring

Site Rental Open House of the 1869 Luckenbach Mill 

  • Step back in time with these picturesque buildings of stone, brick, and log along the Monocacy Creek. The variety of landscapes, backdrops, and historic sites makes the Colonial Industrial Quarter a diverse and exciting place to host an event.

  • Host 30-200 guests for your seated dinner or cocktail reception on the 1st or 2nd floors of the Luckenbach Mill.

  • Talk about your site rental options on-site with a HBMS staff member.

1869 Luckenbach Mill

  • Children's activities from our Handmade in the 18th Century School Program
    • Tinpunching Activity Table
    • Pottery Activity Table - ceramic pinch pots
    • Weaving Activity Table
  • Time Capsule Display & Children's Activities 
    • Make Your Own Time Capsule
    • Fraktur Coloring
  • Photo Exhibition featuring Bekah Rusnock's IGbethlehem photo gallery
  • Site Rentals Open House
  • Wheat Crafting Demonstration

1750 Smithy

  • Live Smithy Demonstrations
  • Tin Aluminum Demonstrations 
  • Fine Arts & Kid's Crafts 
  • Pottery Demonstrations & Activities 
  • Knitter's Edge - yarn bombing installation/activity

1764 Springhouse 

  • Weaving & Dyeing Demonstration
  • Leatherworking Demonstration 
  • Depcinsk - Spinning Demonstration
  • Learn about Historic Bethlehem & Membership Opportunities 
  • Food & Gift Options from the Museum Store

Springhouse "Green"

  • Live Music Performance by Godfrey Daniels

1762 Waterworks

  • Waterworks Tours - See of the water wheel in action! The 1762 Waterworks, recognized as a National Historic Landmark, Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, and an American Water Landmark, was the first pumped municipal water system in America.
  • Colonial Cooking Demonstration
  • Soap-Making Demonstration 

Tannery "Green"

  • Colonial Games 


Miller's Garden 

  • Garden Club & Plant Sale 

Check out the following events that are happening in conjunction with Community Heritage Day:

Photo Credit: Scott Piccotti

Join in the fun while giving back by volunteering at Community Heritage Day! Available positions include:

  • Colonial Games
  • Photo Gallery Guide
  • Membership/Information Table
  • Parking Attendant
  • Visitor Center/Float

Related Events

Free Sundays at the Museum
Every Sunday from 1-4PM

free sundays 2018 feature

Blueberry Festival
July 21 & 22 at Burnside Plantation

blueberry festival 2018 feature


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