Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum

The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum collects the history of the USA and Pennsylvania, with more than 13,000 sq. ft. of exhibits and a library. See tools, items from early settlers and the Industrial Revolution, and more. Tours at the museum can teach groups about Native Americans, early German settlers, resources and industries, Abraham Lincoln, and much more, with the help of activities such as trying on clothes, grinding corn, making crafts, analyzing primary sources, and having a gallery search. In-school programs include living history enactments and assemblies, which can educate groups about American history and cultures, the Civil Rights, colonial life, and much more.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 432 Walnut St., Allentown, PA 18102

. Lehigh County. Tel: 610-435-1074, ext. 14. Email: library@lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org. Website: www.lchs.museum. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 12PM-4PM.  
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-8th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1.5 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

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