Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution



Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites works to preserve 20 historic structures and share three centuries of local history with the public.

Before Tapas took Main Street by storm, we had the A. S. Riland Store for electrical appliances! There are signs on top pointing to the Nixon/Lodge presidential campaign, and storefronts on the left side of Main Street. The photo on the left was taken on September 29, 1960 and was donated to HBMS by Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

We are able to share the stories of Bethlehem's past through the generosity of donors. We hope you will consider becoming one of these generous individuals in this unprecedented time.

We need your help!

  • Help preserve and share these stories: Receive a postcard book of historic images of Bethlehem when you donate $125 or more.
  • Donate while sheltering in place: Make a gift and share one of your fondest memories of Bethlehem in the comment section of the donation form! HBMS will be featuring these shared memories on this page.
We hope you will consider making a contribution today. Your support means more now more than ever.

The CARES Act government stimulus bill makes it easier to give to Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. The bill grants an above-the-line deduction for up to $300 in charitable donations even if you don’t itemize your 2020 tax return. Consider using this benefit to support HBMS.

You can also double your support if your company has a matching program! For individuals who itemize their deductions, the bill also increases the limit for contributions from 60% of the individual’s Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) to 100%.


Thank you for being a part of our community's history!

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Donate By Mail

Send Donations to:
74 West Broad Street, Suite 310
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Request A Donation

Local non-profits and educational institutions requesting donations please fill out our online donation request form.



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74 West Broad Street, Suite 310, Bethlehem, PA 18018 | Phone: 610-882-0450 | FAX: 610-882-0460 | info@historicbethlehem.org

Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Registration and financial information about Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999, or on the web at www.dos.state.pa.us. Registration does not imply endorsement.