Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Free Sundays at Home

Just because the Kemerer Museum is closed doesn't mean you have to miss out on the fun of Free Sundays! Every Sunday, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites will send a newsletter to keep the kids entertained at home. Enjoy a variety of multi-media resources to help kids delve into design!

Free Sundays at Home programs are funded with support from the Jones Children Fund.

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Free Sundays Coloring Pages

Have you seen? Historic Bethlehem can now be experienced through a coloring book! Color iconic downtown landmarks, including Burnside Plantation, the 1810 Goundie House, God's Acre, Central Moravian Church, and more. Download and print below by clicking on the link for the image you want.
The coloring pages are available for free on the, but we ask that you please consider supporting this work with a donation.

Free Sunday Family Programs

Artifact Spotlight

Sing us a song, piano man! This Smith Atherton & Company piano belonged to Annie Kemerer, the namesake of the Kemerer Museum. Made in New York, the square piano has mother-of-pearl keys and a mahogany veneer (that's a thin layer of wood on top of not so nice wood). The legs and music stand have intricate carvings of flowers, grapes, and leaves. Wouldn't it be cool to tickle these ivories? - I mean, mother-of-pearl?

The Key to Fun is This Craft

Remember those fortune teller games you used to make out of paper growing up, or those little hats everyone seemed to know how to fold? This week,
we are bringing back the origami you loved as a child, with an intricate, yet easy, origami craft— DIY piano origami. All you need is paper, glue, scissors, a ruler, a pencil, and an eraser, making it the perfect craft for those of you who are running out of craft supplies!

Looks Good Enough to Eat AND Sing!

You always tell the kids not to play with their food, but with this microphone cupcakes recipe, they get special permission. With only cupcake batter, frosting, cake cones, mini marshmallows, and sprinkles, you can make your kids these yummy treats and they can sing their hearts out. And the best part is, you won’t have to shield your ears from their projected voices, making these a favorite treat for all members of the household.

A Camp With Mini Pianos

In just eight days, we are hosting our brand-new Me & My Dollhouse Summer Camp for campers ages 7-12. Campers will learn about the antique dollhouse collection of Elizabeth Johnston Prime, and then get to design and furnish their very own dollhouse to take home at the end of camp. Perhaps their dollhouse will feature a mini piano, just like Ms. Prime’s, featured below. We still have room in our house for more campers, so be a doll and tell all of your friends!

How Can I Support Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites?

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is proud to interpret three centuries of the history and culture of Bethlehem, from our founding in 1741 to Bethlehem Steel and beyond. Help us continue to tell these stories and provide resources like Free Sundays by purchasing a gift card, making a donation, or becoming a member at the family level.
Gift cards can be redeemed for museum admission, merchandise at the museum stores, and tickets to programs and special events.
Members receive free admission to our sites for one calendar year, early access and discounted tickets to special events, and a 10% discount at the museum stores, along with other perks.

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