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Have a blast with Historic Bethlehem during Musikfest & Fest at the Mill!

August 4 – 13, 2017

Take a break from the heat and fest with Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites! Check out our full schedule of fun activities for kids and adults alike!

Schedule of Activities

Activities

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Kid's Activities:
  • STEM: America's First Industries

Test your engineering and science skills with these activities:

  • Use logs to build different types of sturdy cabins.
  • Construct an arch to discover how strong stone buildings were made in early Bethlehem.
  • Learn how the Moravian settlers in Bethlehem made all of their own clothing and were able to use certain natural materials to dye them different colors.
  • Experiment with dying a piece of cloth and create your own unique dye colors using primary colors.

1st Floor
of the Luckenbach Mill

Aug. 4-13 12-4 pm
Lehigh Art Alliance Exhibit:
  • 82nd Annual Juried Exhibition
  • See the 82nd Annual Fall Juried Exhibition on display at the renovated Luckenbach Mill. Enjoy a variety of original two and three-dimensional works of art from regional artists, all available for purchase!
  • The Lehigh Art Alliance was founded in 1935 by Garth Howland of Lehigh University and continues as an organization for amateur and professional artists in the Lehigh Valley as well as a cultural and educational entity for the people of the area.
2nd Floor
of the Luckenbach Mill
Aug. 4-13 12-4 pm

Activities

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Historic Bethlehem Springhouse Store:
  • Commemorate your 2017 Musikfest experience with great souvenirs from Historic Bethlehem.
Springhouse Aug. 4-13 12-7 pm
Springhouse Exhibit:
  • Learn about the original Springhouse, built by the Moravians to enclose a high volume spring that was an essential natural resource for the colonists.

Springhouse

Aug. 4-13 12-7 pm

Activities

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Location

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Blacksmith Demonstrations:
  • What’s it like to be a blacksmith for a day? Come and find out at the 1750 Smithy where our professional blacksmiths will demonstrate how Moravians forged hooks, hinges, and door handles.
Smithy Aug. 4-13 11 am-7 pm
1762 Waterworks:
  • Be wowed by the 1762 Waterworks in action, a National Historic Landmark and the first pumped municipal water system in America! This impressive waterwheel helped pump spring water 92 vertical feet to a tower, by gravity provided water to five locations, and is 18 feet in diameter – that’s the size of three 6-foot tall men standing one on top of each other.

1762 Waterworks

Aug. 4-13 12-7 pm

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Visitor Center:
  • Get the cheapest water in town here! Plus, learn about all of Historic Bethlehem's activities and happenings during Musikfest and beyond!
505 Main Street Aug. 4-13 10 am-7 pm
Docent on Main:
  • Snap a shot with our Docents on Main, dressed in colonial garb, and make your Musikfest experience historic!

505 Main Street

Aug. 4-13 11 am-7 pm
Mugshots: Oral Histories
  • Participate in Mugshots: Oral Histories of Musikfest, a public history project that captures portraits and oral histories of Musikfest goers in a two-week, dynamic exhibition that will remain on view until September 1st. Through photography and oral history recording, Mugshots captures the impact of Musikfest, the festival that has transformed Bethlehem for 10 days each August since 1984.
  • Volunteers trained in conducting oral history interviews will be stationed at the Goundie House during Musikfest to photograph and interview visitors to Bethlehem as well as members of the Lehigh Valley community.
  • Share your memories or thoughts around Musikfest and have your account recorded and uploaded to a website where visitors can browse and listen.
  • Then, get your portrait taken, formatted with a key quote from your interview, and printed.
  • The printed “mugshots” will be posted to an evolving exhibition on the first floor of the Goundie House!
1810 Goundie House

501 Main Street

Aug. 4-13 11 am-7 pm
Musikfest Memorabilia
  • Browse Musikfest Memorabilia: a pop-up exhibition of Musikfest souvenirs.
  • See posters, programs, pins, t-shirts lanyards, and, of course mugs from Musikfests past.
  • Learn about the designers and artists who make Musikfest merchandise so vibrant while learning about the history of souvenirs as tokens of memory.
  • Did you know that the earliest souvenir is believed to be amber beads from 980 BC?
1810 Goundie House

501 Main Street

Aug. 4-13 11 am-7 pm

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Hoover-Mason Trestle Tour:
  • Hear the incredible stories of the men of steel and learn about some of America's largest landmarks that were made of Bethlehem Steel on this walking tour.
Steel Stacks Aug. 4-6
& Aug. 11-13
10:30 am Film &

11 am Walking Tour

Rise & Fall of Bethlehem Steel:
  • Did you know that Bethlehem Steel was the second largest steel producer in the US and the largest shipbuilder in the world? Discover more on the Rise & Fall of Bethlehem Steel walking tour.

Steel Stacks

Aug. 4-6
& Aug. 11-13
12:30 pm Film &

1 pm Walking Tour

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