FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 16, 2017
National Museum of Industrial Wins Discover Lehigh Valley Tourism Award
The National Museum of Industrial History was awarded with Discover Lehigh Valley’s 2017 Tourism Award yesterday during Discover Lehigh Valley’s Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Hotel in Allentown. The award is presented annually to an organization that makes a significant investment in a tourism attraction or infrastructure.
“After much anticipation, the National Museum of Industrial History opened in early August 2016 to rave reviews. Set in a former Bethlehem Steel shop, the museum tells the stories of America’s industrial history. Beautifully designed, full-scale machinery, enthusiastic docents, and fascinating tales of the steel, textile, and other industries, together with changing exhibits, have made NMIH a welcome addition to Lehigh Valley’s inventory of fascinating places to visit,” said Michael Stershic, President of Discover Lehigh Valley. “The designs of the machinery are works of art in and of themselves. They’ve hosted visitors from every state and many countries. We’re proud to present the National Museum of Industrial History with the Discover Lehigh Valley Tourism Award.”
Accepting the award on behalf of NMIH was Kara Cenni, President and CEO of the museum. She thanked the museum’s board and staff, as well as the innumerable Lehigh Valley organizations and businesses that have offered their encouragement and support. “With that, we have a great future at the museum.”
Photo: Kara Cenni, President and CEO of NMIH, accepts the 2017 Tourism Award from Discover Lehigh Valley President Michael Stershic.