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Morning Call: Readers React: Walking Tour of Bethlehem Teacher’s City’s History

May 17th, 2019 |

Recently I took a walking tour of old Bethlehem, offered by Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites. I really enjoyed it. Our city’s history is much more interesting than most people realize, and even if you’re a lifelong resident of Bethlehem, like myself, you’ll find that the more you learn about its history, the richer and more complex its social, economic, political and religious layers become.

Bethlehem was in many ways a representative microcosm of America during the 18th century, and simultaneously a unique outlier. It faced many challenges that we still face today. How should we best deal with our natural environment? How should we treat our …

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