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June 2024 Event Calendar: Activities at 65+ Passport to History Sites in 9 Counties

June 1st, 2024 |

Written for WJCS 89.3

Upcoming Events

Explore the Past with Passport to History Partner Sites

Partner sites are ushering in a new season with events, exhibitions, and explorations of all kinds. Join us for festivals celebrating everything from arts & crafts to summer strawberries. Explore antiques shows, living history re-enactments, heritage walks, and a dreamy house & garden tour. Head out to a barn dance, 1876 World’s Fair and WWII Living History Weekends, and Juneteenth Celebrations. Learn something new at history talks, make-and-take craft programs, and find the perfect summer history camp for the kids. Welcome, June!

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SUMMER CAMPS

Moravian Historical Society – Hands-On History Camp (“Camp Colonial”)

Session One: June 10-14 – Only 1 spot remains

Session Two: June 17-21 – SOLD OUT

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ages 8-12

214 E. Center Street, Nazareth

$100 per Child | $75 Members

Call 610-759-5070 or email info@moravianhistory.org to sign up or join the waitlist for Session Two: June 17-21

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Camel’s Hump Farm – Summer Camp on the Farm

June 10-August 23

Multiple ages; Themes & Prices Vary + Extended Care

1311 Santee Mill Road, Bethlehem

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Berks History Center – Junior Historian Camp

June 19-21

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ages 7-14

940 Centre Avenue, Reading

$35 Members | $50 Non-Members

Please contact education@berkshistory.org to register.

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Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

June 24-28 – Living History Camp (Ages 8-13)

July 8-12 – Farm Explorers (Ages 9-12)

July 15-19 – Nature Explorers (Ages 6-9)

347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg

Prices Vary

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Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites – Design Your Own Marvelous Miniature Summer Camp

July 8-12

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New Street, Bethlehem

$250 Members | $300 Non-Members. Ages 7-12. Registration required

Only a few spots remain!

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Asbury Grist Mill/Musconentcong Watershed Association –

Camp Musky 2024

July 8-August 9, Ages 5-12

Themes & Prices Vary

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Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center – Summer Camp: Traveling the Valley and Beyond

7/29-8/2

$125 per child, ages 7-12

Register by June 30

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ALL MONTH LONG

1758 Sun Inn – Book a Private Dinner and Spirits Tasting at the

Sun Inn Museum

564 Main Street, Bethlehem

$25 per person

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1758 Sun Inn – Trivia Night with Mark Will-Weber

Wednesdays

7 p.m.

564 Main Street, Bethlehem

Reservations are recommended. Call 610-419-8600

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Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum

Open 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month from May-September

1-3 p.m.

1401 Laubach Avenue, Northampton

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Boyertown Area Historical Society – Bahr’s Mill Tours & Archaeological Dig

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays through September

Inclement Weather: Dig decisions will be made Friday by 6 p.m. Visit BAHS’s Facebook page for updates

83 Sawmill Road, Boyertown, PA

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Historic Easton Cemetery – Yoga with The Valley Om

Mondays, 6-7 p.m., June 3-August 26

Class may be canceled due to inclement weather.

401 N. 7th Street, Easton – Meet at the overlook

Drop-In: $20; monthly & new guest rates also available.

Registration required

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Historic Trappe – Farm Stand Open

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, June-October

Speaker’s House, 151 W. Main Street, Trappe

Fresh from our kitchen garden, we have an abundance of heirloom produce ready for harvesting each weekend. We also offer our own local honey, dried lavender sachets, and an assortment of garden-themed notecards, tote bags, and other delightful goodies from our gift shop.

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Historic Trappe – Kids Dig History

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays, June 8, 15, 22 & 29

Speaker’s House, 151 W. Main Street, Trappe

Free admission

Fun for kids of all ages: Get your hands dirty at the archaeology field school! Screen dirt to look for artifacts such as redware pottery and animal bone. Help wash and dry brush artifacts in the lab to get them ready for further study by the archaeologists.

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Horner’s Cemetery Historical Society – Tours in Celebration of 296 Years of Craig’s Settlement, the oldest permanent settlement in the Lehigh Valley

Tours by appointment

4965 Nor Bath Boulevard, Northampton

Free admission – donations welcome

Call Peggy at 610-984-4532 to schedule.

Lower Macungie Township Historical Society

Open Sundays from 1-4 p.m. (except holidays)

Camp Olympic barn, lower level, 3120 South Cedar Crest Boulevard, Emmaus

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Learn more about the Fries Rebellion Film Project

Moravian Historical Society – Guided Museum Tour

Daily, 1-4 p.m.

214 E. Center Street, Nazareth

Enjoy a guided tour of the 1740-1743 Whitefield House Museum and learn about the significant contributions Moravians made to music, art, education, and culture in early America. Our museum features an outstanding collection of objects related to early Pennsylvania history.

$8 Adults | $6 Students and Seniors | Free MHS Members and Children (Under 5)

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Slate Belt Museum and Historical Society

Open Sundays, 1-4 p.m.

2214 N. Delaware Drive, Mount Bethel

Free admission

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Washington Crossing Historic Park Tours

Crossing the Delaware, Thompson-Neely Grist Mill, and Bowman’s Hill Tower and Wildflower Preserve Tours

1112 River Road, Washington Crossing

Prices and times vary

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SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Antoine Dutot Museum & Gallery – William Christine

May 24-June 9

Saturdays & Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

24 Main St. (Rt. 611), Delaware Water Gap

$2 suggested donation | Free Children under 12

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Antoine Dutot Museum & Gallery – Lynn Rideout & Elizabeth Tilley – Bellow, Girl. Blossom

June 14-June 30

Saturdays & Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

24 Main St. (Rt. 611), Delaware Water Gap

$2 suggested donation | Free Children under 12

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Coopersburg Historical Society – Leaders and Legends of Coopersburg

Now through 2024

Town Hall, 5 North Main Street, Coopersburg

Free admission, donations welcome. By appointment

Email Coopersburghistory@gmail.com to schedule.

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Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites – Checking In? Bethlehem’s Alluring Accommodations

June 1 – January 26, 2025

“Check in” at the Moravian Museum, 66 W Church Street, Bethlehem

Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New Street, Bethlehem

Free Members | $20 Non-Members | $12 Child

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Historic Trappe – Native Son: The Life and Art of David Ellinger

Now through July 28

Dewees Tavern, 301 W. Main Street, Trappe

$5 per Person | Free Members (exhibit included with a tour of the galleries)

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Moravian Historical Society – Grounds for Meditation: Moravian Pleasure Gardens

Now through February 16, 2025

Daily 2-4 p.m.

214 E. Center Street, Nazareth

$8 Adults | $6 Seniors and Students under 18 | Free Members and Children under 5

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National Canal Museum – Putting Down Routes: From Native Trails to Interstates

Now through December 22

2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton

$8 Adult | $7 Senior (65+) | $6 Child (3-15) | Free Members & Children under age 3

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National Museum of Industrial History – New and Improved! The Age of Convenience in the Home

Now through September 29

602 E. 2nd Street, Bethlehem

Included in regular museum admission. Free Children 6 and younger |

$10 Youth 7-17 | $10 Students | $12 Veterans/Educators/Seniors (65 and older) | $15 Adults 18-64

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Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society – Forged by Fire: The Heroism, Honor, and History of Firefighting

Now through July 7

Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton Street, Easton

$10 Adults | $8 Seniors (55+), Children 6+, Teachers, Students, and Active Military |Free Members, Children 5 and under

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Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society – Arts Community of Easton (ACE) Small Works Exhibition

Now through June 8

Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton Street, Easton

$10 Adults | $8 Seniors (55+), Children 6+, Teachers, Students, and Active Military |Free Members, Children 5 and under

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Reading Railroad Heritage Museum – Remembering Reading Railroad Rail Rambles

Now through October 27

500 S. Third Street, Hamburg

$9 Adults | $8 Seniors (65+) | $3 Children (5-12) | Free Members & Children 4 and under

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Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center – Tribes

Only U.S. venue of the juried, internationally-traveling quilt show from the European Patchwork Meeting

June 4-August 11

105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg

Free admission

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Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center – Elephants, the Michelin Man, and Sunbonnet Sue: 20th-Century Pictorial Embroidered Quilts

June 18-November 1

105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg

Free admission

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RCT&HS MEMBERS FRE

Slate Belt Heritage Center – 25 Years: The Slate Belt Heritage Center, Then and Now

Now through 2024

Open Saturdays & Sundays from 12-3 p.m.

30 N 1st Street, Bangor

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HISTORIC WALKING TOURS

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites – Historic Walking Tours

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

Enjoy themed tours that explore Bethlehem’s past from early Moravian history to the rise and fall of Bethlehem Steel.

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main Street, Bethlehem

Prices & Departure Sites Vary

THIS MONTH’S TOURS:

Heritage Trail

Walk, jog, or bike along the Historic Bethlehem Heritage Trail! Experience Bethlehem on your own time and at your own pace with the use of your own mobile device.

Monroe County Historical Association – Walking Tours of Historic Stroudsburg

2 p.m. Tuesdays & Wednesdays | 10:30 a.m. Thursdays

Meet at: 748 Main Street (under the blue awning), Stroudsburg

$10 Adults | $8 Seniors 65+ | $5 Kids 7-17 | Free Ages 6 and under

Registration encouraged

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Moravian Historical Society – Historic Nazareth Walking Tours

4 p.m., June 8 (every second Saturday of the month)

214 E. Center Street, Nazareth

Free for Members and Children under 5 | $10 Non-Members

Tickets & Info

Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society –

Easton Historic District Walking Tours

2 p.m., Saturdays

Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton Street, Easton

Pre-registration is required.

Free for NCHGS Members | $10 Non-Members

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From Spirits to Speakeasies: Easton, PA During Prohibition Walking Tours

6 p.m., June 28 (every fourth Friday); private tours available

Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton Street, Easton, PA

Pre-registration is required.

$20 Adults (two-hour tour)

*Tour is not recommended for children under 12

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