Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum

Part of the Lehigh County Historical Society, the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum collects items pertaining to the history of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. With over 13,000 square feet of exhibits and a library, the museum offers tours, educational programs, and more for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers. Groups will learn about different aspects of Lehigh Valley history such as war, music, industry, early settlers, Native Americans, and other topics. Exhibits feature portraits of American presidents, historical documents, Lenape tools, Pennsylvania German folk art, and more. Inquire about touring the Lehigh County Historical Society’s six historic sites with your group.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 12PM-4PM.

School

The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum offers a variety of educational programs for school groups. Through the exhibits and programs, students will learn about Native American culture, Pennsylvania Dutch settlers, the Industrial Revolution, Korean War, the democratic process, and other subjects. Students can explore the history of the Lehigh Valley through hands-on activities that involve role-play, crafts, simulated archaeological digs, analyzing primary sources, and more. Qualifying schools can take a free tour of the museum. Museum programs and activities align with district ELA, STEM, and social studies curricula.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, STEM.

topics covered:
Pioneers, Native Americans, archaeology, emigration, agriculture, primary sources, democracy, technology, Industrial Revolution, Korean War, World War I, World War II, geography, military history, combat, culture, heritage, society, visual art.

contact info
Name: Alyce Templeton
Phone: 610-435-1074 ext. 14
Email: a_templeton@lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee, Free Accessible To: PD.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

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Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum

Part of the Lehigh County Historical Society, the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum collects items pertaining to the history of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. With over 13,000 square feet of exhibits and a library, the museum offers tours, educational programs, and more for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers. Groups will learn about different aspects of Lehigh Valley history such as war, music, industry, early settlers, Native Americans, and other topics. Exhibits feature portraits of American presidents, historical documents, Lenape tools, Pennsylvania German folk art, and more. Inquire about touring the Lehigh County Historical Society’s six historic sites with your group.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 12PM-4PM.

Scouts

The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum exhibits, programs, and events provide opportunities for scout groups to work on Archaeology, Indian Lore, American Heritage, and other badges related to history. Scouts can tour ongoing exhibits, which feature Native American artifacts, presidential campaign buttons, information on the zinc industry of Palmerton, and more. Scouts can enjoy archaeological digs, analyzing primary sources, and other activities. Museum events include animal presentations, live music, and cultural workshops.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Pioneers, Native Americans, archaeology, emigration, agriculture, primary sources, democracy, technology, Industrial Revolution, Korean War, World War I, World War II, geography, military history, combat, culture, heritage, society, visual art.

contact info
Name: Alyce Templeton
Phone: 610-435-1074 ext. 14
Email: a_templeton@lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum

Part of the Lehigh County Historical Society, the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum collects items pertaining to the history of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. With over 13,000 square feet of exhibits and a library, the museum offers tours, educational programs, and more for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers. Groups will learn about different aspects of Lehigh Valley history such as war, music, industry, early settlers, Native Americans, and other topics. Exhibits feature portraits of American presidents, historical documents, Lenape tools, Pennsylvania German folk art, and more. Inquire about touring the Lehigh County Historical Society’s six historic sites with your group.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 12PM-4PM.

Camp

Summer camp groups will enjoy delving into the history of Lehigh County at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. Campers can tour exhibits featuring Native American artifacts, presidential campaign items, information 1960s culture, and more. Hands-on fun includes viewing artifacts, grinding corn, exploring an electric map, selecting a nominee for “Best President,” and other activities.

contact info
Name: Alyce Templeton
Phone: 610-435-1074 ext. 14
Email: a_templeton@lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum

Part of the Lehigh County Historical Society, the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum collects items pertaining to the history of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. With over 13,000 square feet of exhibits and a library, the museum offers tours, educational programs, and more for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers. Groups will learn about different aspects of Lehigh Valley history such as war, music, industry, early settlers, Native Americans, and other topics. Exhibits feature portraits of American presidents, historical documents, Lenape tools, Pennsylvania German folk art, and more. Inquire about touring the Lehigh County Historical Society’s six historic sites with your group.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 12PM-4PM.

Homeschool

Tours of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum teach homeschoolers about Native Americans, early German settlers, Abraham Lincoln, and much more, with the help of activities such as trying on clothes, simulated archaeological digs, making crafts, and analyzing primary sources. Homeschool groups are also welcome to attend museum events, which include animal presentations, live music, and cultural workshops. Contact staff to plan an enjoyable history field trip experience that meets your homeschool language arts, STEM, and social studies curriculum goals.

topics covered:
Social studies, STEM, pioneers, Native Americans, archaeology, emigration, agriculture, primary sources, democracy, technology, Industrial Revolution, Korean War, World War I, World War II, geography, military history, combat, culture, heritage, society, visual art.

contact info
Name: Alyce Templeton
Phone: 610-435-1074 ext. 14
Email: a_templeton@lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

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