In March 1826, the citizens of Easton received a charter signed by the governor of Pennsylvania establishing Lafayette College. The vision: to teach the habits and subjects of a disciplined mind, the skills to conduct careful research and come to considered conclusions, and the desire and ability to lead a purposeful life. The college is proudly independent, academically competitive, and diverse in culture and perspective.
Established in 1906, NCHGS in Northampton County, is Pennsylvania’s leading institution of local history and home to significant collections of pre-European settlement artifacts, decorative arts, textiles, farming implements, colonial furniture, and the award-winning Destination: Northampton County exhibition which celebrates immigration, diversity, and community building. The Sigal Museum is one of four museums and historic sites operated by NCHGS in historic downtown Easton.
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites interprets three centuries of the history and culture of Bethlehem from its founding as a Moravian community in 1741 to the 21st century. By vividly telling the stories of Bethlehem’s people through well-maintained buildings and sites, rare collections that are available through exhibits and research, and electrifying educational programs, we show the zeal and commitment of Bethlehem’s community in forging our American nation.
The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (DLNHC) has occupied a special place in American history for centuries. Its unique combination of industry and natural resources made it a cradle of the Industrial Revolution. Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor preserves, interprets and leverages the nationally significant history of the over 165-mile transportation route between Wilkes-Barre and Bristol, Pennsylvania.
The Williams Center for the Arts on the campus of Lafayette College provides 5,000 square feet of instructional space, including a lecture hall with projection, video, and computer facilities, and an electronic seminar room. The Visual Resources Room contains the department’s digital archive, a collection of more than 100,000 slides, CD-ROMs, videos, and architectural models. The Williams Center Gallery exhibits artists of national and international repute, presenting diverse media, historical periods and cultures.
Lehigh Valley Passport to History is a partnership of historic sites and resources in and around Pennsylvania’s Lehigh and Northampton counties. Our group connects tourists with historical activities, events, tours, and exhibitions throughout the Valley. Our objective is to connect the public with historical activities, events, tours, and exhibitions throughout the Valley and invite them explore the rich heritage that is right around the corner.
Our mission is to bring together the arts, culture, and history to inspire people of the Lehigh Valley with the revolutionary spirit of 1776 to build together a future that is inclusive, diverse, and proud of our American heritage.