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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

First Friday and ‘Building an Icon’ Slideshow

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$5

The National Museum of Industrial History will celebrate First Friday with the SouthSide Arts District by offering reduced $5 admission from 4pm to 8pm and a special slideshow (free to the public without museum admission) with hundreds of rare photos from the construction and subsequent years of Martin Tower titled “Building an Icon.” Celebrating nearly 50 years since its inception, and before its implosion on May 19th, the images trace the tower’s history from its groundbreaking in 1969 through its…

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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.  Guests 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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NMIH Corliss & Phillipsburg ‘Big Allis’ Presentation and Tour

May 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$25

For over a decade the National Museum of Industrial History has been working with staff and volunteers to restore a massive 115-ton stationary steam engine to working order.  Now, with the contributions of local companies and thousands of volunteer manhours, the museum’s Corliss water pumping engine runs again, 105 years after being built by the Snow Steam Pump Works in Buffalo, NY.  The engine was used by the York Water Company and pumped 8 million gallons of water a day.…

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June 2019

Restoring a Giant: Bringing a 115 Ton Steam Engine Back to Life

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
included in regular museum admission

For over a decade the National Museum of Industrial History has been working with staff and volunteers to restore a massive 115-ton stationary steam engine to working order.  Now, with the contributions of local companies and thousands of volunteer manhours, the museum’s Corliss water pumping engine runs again, 105 years after being built by the Snow Steam Pump Works in Buffalo, NY.  The engine was used by the York Water Company and pumped 8 million gallons of water a day.…

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Restoring a Giant: Bringing a 115 Ton Steam Engine Back to Life

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
included in regular museum admission

For over a decade the National Museum of Industrial History has been working with staff and volunteers to restore a massive 115-ton stationary steam engine to working order. Now, with the contributions of local companies and thousands of volunteer manhours, the museum’s Corliss water pumping engine runs again, 105 years after being built by the Snow Steam Pump Works in Buffalo, NY. The engine was used by the York Water Company and pumped 8 million gallons of water a day.…

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Modern Marvels: Waterworks Engines

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

For over a decade the National Museum of Industrial History has been working with staff and volunteers to restore a massive 115-ton stationary steam engine to working order. Now, with the contributions of local companies and thousands of volunteer manhours, the museum’s Corliss water pumping engine runs again, 105 years after being built by the Snow Steam Pump Works in Buffalo, NY. The engine was used by the York Water Company and pumped 8 million gallons of water a day.…

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Radio and You! The Past, Present, and Future of Our Best Electronic Friend

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Join us this Saturday as we welcome WDIY 88.1 FM's own Greg Capogna as he looks at the history and evolution of radio, from the science of Heinrich Rudolf Hertz and Guglielmo Marconi, to the emotional trust bond created by the portable transistor radio, and the impact that audio has on your life. Greg began his role as WDIY's Executive Director in October, 2018. He brings 30 years of broadcast management experience to the station, having held executive positions with…

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