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About Us

Who We Are

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites provides an in-depth look into the history and culture of Bethlehem, from its establishment in 1741 as a Moravian community to the present. Through the preservation of original buildings and sites, comprehensive exhibits, research collections, and educational programs, the organization reveals the unique role that Bethlehem and its people played in the formation of the United States.

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10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Mission & Vision

We are dedicated to preserving and celebrating the diverse, rich history of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding region. Our mission is to deepen the public's understanding and appreciation for Bethlehem's dynamic history by providing unique and engaging experiences that explore and commemorate the contributions of all our community has to offer.

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Our Staff

Our committed and talented staff are the heart of what makes our organization special. We take great pride in working hard every day to ensure the heritage of the city remains well-preserved and vibrant, while also ensuring our guests have an exceptional experience.

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Kemerer Society

The Kemerer Society was established to recognize donors of $1,000 or more at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. Donors to the Society help ensure that HBMS continues to provide high-quality programming for youth and adults and care of our collections and historic resources.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Our organization is committed to creating a culture of openness and respect that celebrates diversity and fosters inclusion. We believe that creating a diverse and inclusive environment is essential to creating community and providing exceptional customer service and experiences.

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Annual Report

We are delighted to share our 2022/2023 progress, as we look back on our successful events and programs. We also celebrate our dedicated group of donors, sponsors, volunteers, and supporters. In this report, we share the successes of our last year and reflect on how our programs and initiatives have enriched the lives of the people in our community.

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About Us Frequently Asked Questions

Our organization strives to promote the understanding, appreciation, and preservation of Bethlehem's rich history and culture. From historic buildings to interactive museum experiences, we strive to provide meaningful and memorable experiences for all. We hope this FAQ page can help you have a seamless experience when visiting us and learning about our mission. Thank you for visiting with us!

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