This Memorial Day Weekend, Moravian Village is giving back to the community by sponsoring a free day of fun and learning at the National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH). On Saturday, May 25th the Museum will offer free admission and special programs for visitors of all ages thanks to the generous sponsorship of Moravian Village.

“Moravian Village of Bethlehem is proud to be able to partner with the National Museum of Industrial History and offer this educational community day to the Lehigh Valley,” said Dan Soos, Chief Executive Office of the Bethlehem Area Moravians and Affiliates.  “For over 275 years, the Moravian Community has been a leader in promoting education and preserving history for the benefit of the Citizens of Bethlehem and the larger Lehigh Valley Community.  By exposing today’s youth to the technological achievements of the past, we hope to inspire the next generation of inventors, teachers, scientists and future leaders.”

With its diverse collection of more than 200 industrial artifacts, including over 20 artifacts from the Smithsonian Institution’s collection, and a variety of oral histories and dynamic interactives, the National Museum of Industrial History provides a unique educational experience in a sensory rich environment. Community Appreciation Day scheduled events include youth coloring activities, raffle prizes, special screenings of the “Men at Lunch” documentary at 10:30am and the “Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter” documentary at 1:30pm, and $5 guided tours at 2pm. In addition to the Museum’s permanent displays, special exhibits “Don’t Touch That Dial: 100 Years of Radio” and “Forging Communities: The Changing Landscape of South Bethlehem” will be on view.

“NMIH is privileged to serve in a community that is so deeply invested in preserving our rich industrial heritage and bettering the lives of the residents Lehigh Valley,” said NMIH President & CEO, Kara Mohsinger. “We are truly grateful to Moravian Village for their ongoing partnership and generosity.”

More information about Community Appreciation Day can be found at nmih.org.

Note: A flyer for the event can be found at http://nmih.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/MVCADFlyer19.pdf

About the National Museum of Industrial History
The mission of the National Museum of Industrial History, in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, is to forge a connection between America’s industrial past and the innovations of today by educating the public and inspiring the visionaries of tomorrow. NMIH’s vision is to develop a premiere history museum which will tell the story of America’s industrial achievements and the accomplishments of its workers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. For more information on NMIH visit www.nmih.org

 About Moravian Village
The Moravian Village of Bethlehem is an Continuing Care Retirement Community, located  in the heart of Bethlehem.  Offering both Cottage and Apartment  independent living for individuals +55 years, residents enjoy meaningful and active lifestyles. Moravian Village’s skilled Healthcare facility has dedicated Cardiac Care unit, Memory Care Center and an award winning Wound Care unit. For information on how Moravian Village can serve you, please call 610-625-4885, ext. 407

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