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April 2019

SouthSide Community Day

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Join us on Saturday, April 27th for free museum admission, youth coloring activities, and a day of fun during the 13th Annual Cops 'n' Kids Lehigh Valley Celebration of Reading and the Arts & Sciences and SouthSide Arts District's Spring on the SouthSide. This special event is sponsored by:  

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Triumph and Tragedy: Building the Transcontinental Railroad

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$5

NMIH commemorates the 150th anniversary of the ‘Golden Spike,’ the final spike joining the rails of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States. Guest speaker Ron Luckock will tell the tragic and triumphant stories behind the workers who toiled to build the railroad and showcase a 100lb G-scale model of the famous ‘Big Boy’ locomotive used by Union Pacific that stretches almost five feet long.   Visitors will then have the unique opportunity to carpool to Mr. Luckock’s house,…

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May 2019

The Unique Birth of Martin Tower

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
included in regular museum admission

NMIH is excited to host Gordon Baker, a retired licensed professional engineer and Civil Engineering graduate from Lehigh University has a unique history with Martin Tower. Assigned to Bethlehem Steel’s Fabricated Steel Construction (FSC) division, a sector of the company known throughout the industry as the place to go for major steel structures, he helped develop and implement a computerized system that produced shop drawings needed to fabricate building beams and columns. This system was used for the first time…

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Community Appreciation Day

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join NMIH for a fun-filled Community Appreciation Day brought to you by Moravian Village of Bethlehem.  Guest can enjoy free admission, youth coloring activities, and raffle prizes throughout the day.  Additionally, the following activities are scheduled during the day and are free admission: • Special screening of 'Men At Lunch' documentary at 10:30am • Special screening of 'Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter' documentary at 1:30pm •$5 guided tours at 2pm Sponsored by:

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July 2019

Engineering Summer Camp Session 1

July 8 @ 10:00 am - July 12 @ 2:00 pm
$120 – $160

Spend your summer with a unique engineering experience! The theme for the NMIH Summer Camp 2019 is “We Built This City: Engineering a City from the Ground Up”. In addition to getting a crash course in 1980’s music, summer campers will learn to think critically and strategically about the topography and infrastructure that allows civilizations to develop purposefully and operate strategically. Participants entering grades 4 through 6 will learn factors to consider when planning a new city: various terrain and…

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Engineering Summer Camp Session 2

July 15 @ 10:00 am - July 19 @ 2:00 pm
$120 – $160

Spend your summer with a unique engineering experience! The theme for the NMIH Summer Camp 2019 is “We Built This City: Engineering a City from the Ground Up”. In addition to getting a crash course in 1980’s music, summer campers will learn to think critically and strategically about the topography and infrastructure that allows civilizations to develop purposefully and operate strategically. Participants entering grades 4 through 6 will learn factors to consider when planning a new city: various terrain and…

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September 2019

Museum Day: The History of Communication

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Join us for Museum Day Live! In conjunction with NMIH’s Don’t Touch That Dial: 100 Years of Radio exhibit, take part in interactive learning stations that examine how communication has changed over time. Visitors will have a chance to try their hand at operating a ham radio, test their speed using Morse code, and participate in a ‘Texting vs. Telegraph’ competition. The National Museum of Industrial History will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders…

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November 2019

Veterans Day: Radio’s Major Role in Winning WWII

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

World War 2, the most significant event of the 20th century, was the first world-wide conflict where the use of technology played an overwhelming factor in victory. Guest lecturer Ray Chase will present some of the technology and events that show how radio played a major role in the Allies winning the war effort. Ray Chase is a trustee of the New Jersey Antique Radio Club and a long term dedicated The InfoAge Science History Learning Center and Museum member.…

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