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Lehigh County Heritage Center

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Address: 432 W. Walnut Street, Allentown, PA
Phone Number: 610 435-1074
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Diverse museum displays

Have made about 5 visits to this museum for various displays including subjects such as Abraham Lincoln, Hess's department stores, baseball, lenni lennape indians, industrial... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Allentown
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Have made about 5 visits to this museum for various displays including subjects such as Abraham Lincoln, Hess's department stores, baseball, lenni lennape indians, industrial history of the valley.American Civil War, etc.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The museum is housed in an attractive building, but the point of view of most of the exhibits is the history of business in the area. The railroads, energy industries and the glory days of downtown Allentown are represented but there is little mention of unions or life for the average person working in those industries (with the exception of... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I joined the heritage center last year and have not regretted it. The membership pays for itself in no time. They have many and varied programs throughout the year. Most programs are great for all ages. Members receive free admission to most programs. Worth the trip.

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Legnano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Our family is from the Weisenberg and Low Hill Townships in Leigh County. They settles here in the late 18th century and left in the early 19th Century. We have been doing research for nearly 40 years on the family. There were some missing pieces so we stopped here to see if we could find anything new. We explained why... More 

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Allentown PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a nice little museum, it has a lot of exhibits of the history of the local Allentown PA area, for locals, it is pretty cool to see how the town has grown up over the years, and to see things that really no longer exist. There are sometimes special exhibits. Parking is an issue, there are few parking... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We decided to visit the museum to see the Mort Kunstler display. The gentleman at the ticket desk explained the benefits and value of membership, so we signed up to become members and received a free Mort Kunstler calendar. The museum itself is small. The displays are interesting and well done. The viewing of the Kunstler paintings was not as... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Displays are well assembled and informative. The library is a wonderful assembly of a world full of information for the researcher and history lover. Great place to learn about the Lehigh Valley and their speakers are very educational and interesting. What a treasure!

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Endwell, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you like local history and background on the area this is a good place to start. My wife was more into it than I was and her rating would be higher. There is an historical building on site that we wanted to see but it was not open that day which was disapointing.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Every library is different so save time by asking for assistance in navigating the publications. If you tell them what you are looking for, they will lead you to specific pubs. The library is located in a building that also has museums and books for sale. Parking is free behind the building. We used a coupon and got $1 off... More 

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is a small place in the middle of downtown, but it has some real nice informative displays. The admission is not large. We enjoyed the Lincoln artifact and photo exhibit, but be advised that this will be leaving shortly, but I'm sure will be replaced. The Revolutionary war exhibit was nice. The history of the Lehigh Valley is quite... More 

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