Category: History

Historic Bethlehem Partnership

Our mission is to bring history to life, preserve historical sites, collect and exhibit artistic objects that tell the story of Bethlehem’s people. Partnership Members: Moravian Museum, Kemmerer Museum, Burnside Plantation and Historic Bethlehem. Visit our website to learn about our concerts, lectures, school programs, and tours.

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The Stimulus Package of 1818

By Dr. Tom Stoneback, National Canal Museum

Evolution of a City: A Brief History of Bethlehem

By Michelle Pittman Photos by Louis Capwell

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Lafayette College

Founded by the Citizens of Easton in 1826

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Little Walking Tour of Easton

Forget your car, this town was made for walkin’.

Our Left Bank: Phillipsburg

Phillipsburg—on the Delaware River held steady as the western terminus of the Morris Canal for approximately 100 years, beginning in 1820. This connected the city by water to the industrial and consumer centers of the New York City area, with connections westward via the Lehigh Canal across the Delaware. At one time, Phillipsburg was the […]

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From Dairies to Developments: A History of Forks

Forks Township became valued politically and economically as part of a ring of non-Moravian agricultural lands that provided necessary farm goods and trade items to the region.

Palmer Township: Our Western Frontier

In colonial times this area was commonly known as the “dry lands” and served as hunting grounds for the Penn family. It’s also where I grew up.

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A Little Pocket History of Easton

“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.”