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Help us create an outstanding visitor experience at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. We need your support to improve visitor amenities, expand historical interpretation and programs, and increase visitor capacity. We especially look forward to interactive exhibits that will further our storytelling to serve a new generation of visitors and those who speak other languages.
To create a world-class visitor experience in the Colonial Industrial Quarter (CIQ), we plan to replace exterior interpretive signage to provide a visitors with an entry point to the history of the CIQ. We will install new landscaping and replace the existing stairs and pathways. Finally, replacing the exterior lighting and illuminating the buildings and ruins will create a striking entrance to the Historic District from the Hill-to-Hill Bridge (378 North) and enhance the visual appeal of the CIQ after dark.
The 1762 Waterworks, recognized as a National Historic Landmark, Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, and an American Water Landmark, was the first pumped municipal water system in America. The Nain-Schober House is the only extant 18th century building that was built by and lived in by Native Peoples in Eastern Pennsylvania. The Single Sisters House had dormitories, a chapel, a dining room, a kitchen, and work areas for handicrafts. Today, these buildings are open to visitors rarely and are only partially interpreted. The Taking the World Stage Capital Campaign will provide funding to interpret these sites and to have them open more frequently. Help us bring the National Historic District to life!
We are transforming the 1810 Goundie House/Visitor Center complex on Main Street into an Experience Center. Visitors will be able to tour the 1810 Goundie House, built by Moravian town brewer and businessman, John Sebastian Goundie, and learn about the historical significance of the two buildings that currently make up our Visitor Center.
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