skip to navigation

Volunteer open house events coming to HBMS. Learn more today!


Visitor Center Hours

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

All Site Hours

The Morning Call: Geologists search for kiln where Gen. Washington stored military effects in Bethlehem

May 23rd, 2016 |

On Bethlehem’s Burnside Plantation, underneath a grassy patch lined by mature weeping willow trees, scientific sleuths fanned out to uncover a historical mystery involving Gen. George Washington.

Using equipment similar to what police use to search for buried bodies, Kutztown University geology professor Laura Sherrod and a trio of her students searched for evidence that a kiln occupied that spot 239 years ago.

Read More The Morning Call

Our Partners


Translate the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites website into your language of choice!