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Lehigh County Heritage Center

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A low-key museum but very interesting collections. No crowds. You can learn a lot about history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kathleen D
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Meeting with Curator

I met with Joe Garrera and the Curator. Very helpful friendly people. Receptionist was very... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Catasauqua, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A low-key museum but very interesting collections. No crowds. You can learn a lot about history of the area. Parking in the back.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

I met with Joe Garrera and the Curator. Very helpful friendly people. Receptionist was very accommodating and friendly. They took all the time needed to talk with me and give me educated guidance for my future projects

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

Good local permanent exhibits and check to see what exhibits are on short term. Good professional speakers do present programs at this museum. I usually visit once or twice a year.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

My husband and I spent a couple of hours here on a cold afternoon. It is a lovely building and there is a lot to see and take in. The history of the Lehigh Valley is rich and interesting. I learned a great deal about...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank traveledone
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Went here today--a rainy Friday in January--and we were the only patrons in the place. Must be frustrating to the staff because the exhibits are excellent--Presidents, local history, a restored Rolls, and a special exhibit on Palmerton, historical home of New Jersey Zinc Company. Well...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank gray_but_not_old
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I have been doing some genealogy and wanted to visit this museum to see the history of the pre-revolutionary period due to my family having been in the Lehigh Valley area. First of all we had a difficult time finding a place to park. Signage...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This museum does a beautiful job of presenting local Lehigh Valley history. Prior to coming here we had no idea this community had huge silk mills and was known for cigar making. The temporary exhibit on Presidents is very timely and puts controversy in perspective....More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank creativecrew
Reviewed 28 November 2016

A temporary exhibit presents portraits of all the Presidents, campaign memorabilia, and other items. Big posters ranking the Presidents and ranking their inaugural addresses detract from the educational value of the exhibit. Why not let the viewer draw their conclusions about the Presidents. Another exhibit...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Rock1774
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My husband and I checked this place out once, and joined as a member that same day. Interesting programs, very friendly staff, great place for kids to have fun and learn. Would recommend for every age.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank hotsync50
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This museum is a nice small museum, but its real charm is the wonderful programs it puts on. Authors and experts on all sorts of topics give talks. And when I was the scholastic team coach in an inner city high school, the head of...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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