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Free Sundays at the Museum


Every Sunday through October!

After a long closure due to the pandemic, the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts is reopened to the public! Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is pleased to welcome the public back to the museum. The Kemerer Museum will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm. Free Sundays at the Museum has resumed as of April 11. Ticket reservations are strongly encouraged.

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

Free Sunday Family Programs

1-4PM: Young Artists' Workshop

Free Sundays at the Museum returns with the reopening of the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts and opening of Art at Home. Throughout the year we’ll be exploring different art techniques and mediums and expanding our art “palette”!

August's non-traditional Musikfest means we're focusing on non-traditional art!

August 1, 2021 – Mosaic

August 8, 2021 – The museum is closed - stop by our community chalkboard mural at the Luckenbach Mill!

August 15, 2021 – The museum is closed - stop by our community chalkboard mural at the Luckenbach Mill!

August 22, 2021 – Abstract Art

August 29, 2021 – Collage & Mixed Media

1-4PM: Guided Museum Tour & Scavenger Hunt

Leaves on the hour from the Museum Shop

Our tour guide will lead you through the various restored rooms and galleries of the museum, giving you stories of the past surrounding each artifact.

Learn about the museum founder, Annie Kemerer, and her personal collection that started it all.

Kid-friendly artifact scavenger hunts are available for use during tours!

1:30PM: Museum Storytime

The Museum Storytime program allows kids to spend time in the museum learning about history in a unique and engaging way. Kids can come listen to a story that is inspired by an artifact in the collection. Each week features a different story and artifact!

Once Upon a Treehouse Interactive Playroom

Children will love this kids-only special interactive room where they can be hands-on, play dress up, use their imagination, and interact with beautiful handmade dollhouses themed after Kemerer’s very own historic dollhouse collection!

Career Corner

Taking place throughout the year, this program brings professionals into the museum to present a children’s activity that demonstrates how they use design in their current job.

Check out our Virtual Career Corner on Youtube below!

Thank you to our Free Sundays Sponsors

HBMS Free Sundays Sponsor The Morning Call

HBMS Free Sunday Sponsor Altitude Marketing

In the News

Learn more about Free Sundays at the Museum in the news.

"Family fun that’s free — if that sounds good to you, you’ll want to head to Bethlehem’s Kemerer Museum of the Decorative Arts on Sunday afternoons...You’ll find a range of programs and activities that caters to many ages and promotes creativity and exploration." - Article by The Morning Call

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Kemerer Museum Site Rentals

For a special occasion amidst priceless works that celebrate the decorative arts, the Kemerer is a one-of-a-kind destination sure to fascinate your discerning guests!

Able to accommodate up to 100 people, the Kemerer Museum provides a unique venue for your special event. This location is perfect for cocktail parties, family reunions, corporate dinners, birthday parties, baby showers, and so much more.

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