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Coming Soon – Schropp Shoppe

Visitor Center Hours

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Opening soon at 505 Main Street!

VC Wrap Schropp Shoppe coming soon

Opening May 2024, the Schropp Dry Goods Shoppe will be a charming store inspired by the town’s original dry goods store, which was owned by John and Maria Elizabeth Schropp, Goundie’s daughter and son-in-law, in the mid-1800s.

Thanks to the support of the Keystone Savings Foundation and Alloy5, the space will offer visitors an even more historical experience!

Schropp Shoppe: A New Shopping Experience

Step back in time and explore the commercial and cultural heritage of Bethlehem past with the unique retail experience at the Schropp Dry Goods Shoppe.

Experience the charm of a mid-19th-century dry goods shop, where you can choose from a curated selection of modern goods reminiscent of the historical period.

“Thanks to the extensive and well-preserved records of both the original Schropps’ store and the boarding school for girls in Bethlehem, whose students were frequent patrons of the store, we have a clear picture of what was sold in the store in the 1800s. Much of it was merchandise we still buy – everything from groceries and stationery to hardware, China, and kitchen supplies. Almost everything a 19th-century household needed could be purchased at the local dry goods store.” – Brett Peters, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions

Thank you to our Design Partner Alloy5

Alloy5, a Bethlehem-based architecture and design firm has lent their expertise to recreate the historic feel inside the buildings and improve the retail experience for local patrons and out-of-town guests.

Schropp Shoppe Inspiration Page with Alloy5 Notes
Inspiration photos for the Schropp Shoppe space – courtesy of Alloy5

Transforming a historic space into a welcoming, visually appealing retail space has been enjoyable for the team at Alloy5. We’re always happy to lend our creativity to support our community and proud to collaborate with Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites on the new Schropp Dry Goods Shoppe design.

Michael Metzger, President of Alloy5

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