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August 2019

How It Works: Outdoor Artifact Demo

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$5

Join the National Museum of Industrial History as we fire up our growing collection of operational outdoor artifacts.  Visitors will learn the history of several historic machines, then see them in motion.  Demonstrations will include the TUG, a former Bethlehem Steel vehicle built from an aircraft pushback tractor.  It was used as a rubber tired locomotive inside the mill.  Also running will be a 40,000 pound mining hoist from 1908, various pumps, and manually operated machines.  The tour will take…

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September 2019

2019 Annual Gala

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2019 Annual Gala National Museum of Industrial History 2019 Annual Gala: Agriculture - to - Industry Saturday, September 14th 4pm — 8pm The Laros Estate • Bethlehem, PA Join us for a farm-to-table dinner gala at the elegant and historic Laros Estate celebrating America’s transformation from an agrarian society to an industrial powerhouse. NMIH will be honoring Air Products with the first annual Spirit of Innovation Award in recognition of its rich history of innovation, longstanding commitment to the community…

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Ham Radio Live

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

See an amateur radio station in action with members of the Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club! Learn what a QSL card is, how NMIH's radio station can talk to people across the country, and even try your own hand at the radio. With a rich history of over 70 years in existence and over 150 members, the Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club is one of the prominent communicator clubs in the area. From teaching radio operators how to build their own antennas…

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Spirit of the Airwaves Players Performance

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Ever wonder what went into an old time radio broadcast? Come be part of our live studio audience! Let’s relive the “Golden Age of Radio” when radio was the most popular form of entertainment in America. Watch actors, writers, producers, and sound engineers bring to life the magic of radio. Performances of favorite radio shows from the past, such as Little Orphan Annie, The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, and man​y more, complete with old thrilling sound effects and old time…

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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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October 2019

Ham Radio Live

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

See an amateur radio station in action with members of the Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club! Learn what a QSL card is, how NMIH's radio station can talk to people across the country, and even try your own hand at the radio. With a rich history of over 70 years in existence and over 150 members, the Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club is one of the prominent communicator clubs in the area. From teaching radio operators how to build their own antennas…

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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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