Seeking Excellence Capital Campaign
Opportunities for Giving
Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites Seeks Your Support
Thank you to all of our supporters who, over the past few years, have contributed over $8 million restoring historic buildings, constructing our Collections Resource Center addition to the Kemerer Museum, conserving artifacts, increasing family programming, and adding to our endowment.
Now we need your help in order to complete several projects:
Restoration of the interior of the 1758/65 Nain-Schober House, the only building extant in the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor built and lived-in by native peoples
Energy efficient upgrades and conversion of the Luckenbach Mill into our Education Center which will house our Library and Archives and multi-purpose space for youth and adult programming
Completion of the restoration of the south and west facades of the 1810 Goundie House, the first brick residence in Bethlehem and home of John Sebastian Goundie, the town brewer.
Preservation of the 1744/52 Single Sisters' House and installation of an exhibition to share the stories of women who lived here for over 250 years. This building is a key structure in the newly designated National Historic Landmark District.
Donors wishing to designate their gifts to the endowment will become members of the Heritage Society. Your gift may be added to the Heritage Fund or you may choose to contribute a gift benefitting a specific affiliate or area of interest. A new fund can be established and named for gifts of $25,000 and above.
For additional information contact:
Charlene Donchez Mowers
610-882-0450 ext 11
We are very happy to speak with you about these wonderful opportunities.
Thank you to all of our donors who have helped us to complete the following projects:
- Visitor Center - complete interior and exterior renovations
- 1762 Waterworks - restoration of the 16' diameter waterwheel through a Save America's Treasures Grant
- 1748 Burnside Plantation Farmhouse - front and rear porch restoration
- 1810 Goundie House garden restoration
- Restoration of the 1758/65 Nain Schober House Exterior
- Inventory of all Kemerer Museum treasures through an IMLS grant
- $700,000 added to our endowment
We very much appreciate your support of our endeavors!