Schedule of Events

Please check back often as we will be adding programs and providing additional information.

2015

 

MAY

24th 1pm Lost Arts of Handicraft – Knitting for Kids. Creating functional textiles for home and wear (blanket). Presented by knitter Jessica Ytkin. Cost of $15 includes supplies. Please call 610.253.1222 to reserve.

30th 1pm “Money, Myth, and Madder: Women and Quilting During the Civil War.” Quilt professionals Beth Bacher and Michole McLaughlin present a look at the extraordinary contributions women made during the Civil War. A variety of quilts and visual aids will be used to provide insight to women’s war efforts, the kinds of quilts they made, and the impact the war had on women’s issues. Special focus will be on women who lived in the Lehigh Valley during the war.  This program is free to members and it is included in museum admission, or $5 suggested donation.

30th 7pm AT THE BACHMANN PUBLICK HOUSE –  “The Founding of Easton, 1752″ Dinner theatre presented by the Bachmann Players. Step back in time and join William Parsons and his friend, Benjamin Franklin, as well as other Easton notables in establishing a town at the Forks of the Delaware. $50 per person, Seating is limited, reservations required. RSVP 610.253.1222 by May 23.

 

JUNE

5th 7pm AT THE BACHMANN PUBLICK HOUSE –  “The Founding of Easton, 1752″ Dinner theatre presented by the Bachmann Players. Step back in time and join William Parsons and his friend, Benjamin Franklin, as well as other Easton notables in establishing a town at the Forks of the Delaware. $50 per person, Seating is limited, reservations required. RSVP 610.253.1222 by May 23.

7th 1pm Lost Arts of Handicraft – Fanciful Flowers: Inspired Accessory. The artistry of fabric flowers. Presented by fashion designer Susan Kolar. Cost of $20 includes supplies. Please call 610.152.1222 to reserve.

13th 1pm“Archibald Johnson: Industrialist & Mayor” presented by Karen Samuels. Archibald Johnson (1865-1948) joined Bethlehem Iron Company as a fresh mechanical engineering graduate of Lehigh University. He was given responsibility for building the first gun forging plant in the country and the first armor plate department. Upon formation of Bethlehem Steel company he became assistant general superintendent and later first vice president of Bethlehem Steel Corp. from which he retired in 1927. Active as well in civic life, he became first Mayor of city of Bethlehem in 1918 and firm supporter of Moravian College. This program is free to members and it is included in museum admission, or $5 suggested donation.

21st Noon – 4pm Father’s Day at the Sigal Museum! All Dads are admitted free!

 

JULY

12th Easton’s HERITAGE DAY – Sigal Museum will be open 10am – 4pm  admission is $7 adults, $5 children ages 3 – 12.

Programs include Militia enrollment and Lenape program.

1973 Bachmann Public House, Jacob Nicholas House and the Mixsell House will be open for tours 1pm to 4pm.

Watch for more details on this most historic day!

 

AUGUST

8th & 9th SIGAL Museum 5th Birthday Celebration – Preserving the Past and Serving the Present

Saturday 8th – History Comes Alive!

Sunday 9th – Family Fun Day!

watch for information on special programs and activities

23rd 1 pm “Devastation on the Delaware” presented by Mary Shafer.

SEPTEMBER

13th Noon – 4pm Grandparents Day at the Sigal Museum! All grandparents are admitted free!

19th 2pm “A Miners Tale” Robert Hughes, a dramatic actor, tells the lives of seven characters who exhibit courage and persistence in the various stages of a miner’s life in the Pennsylvania anthracite region. Admission:$5.00. This program is not included in museum admission nor is it included in member benefits.

26th 1pm “Colonel Peter Kichline: Revolutionary War Hero” Colonel Peter Kichline played a leading role in Easton’s founding era. Presented by Rebecca Price-Janney, a descendant of Col. Kichline. This program is free to members and it is included in museum admission, or $5 suggested donation.

 

OCTOBER

2nd 7pm At the BACHMANN PUBLICK HOUSE –  “Easton in Crisis: 1755″ Three years after Easton was founded, it is on the brink of disaster. How was the town saved?$50 per person, Seating is limited, reservations required. RSVP 610.253.1222 by September 25.

11th 1pm Girl Scout program – “Lenape Girl” with Carol Kuhn

11th 2 – 4pm 2nd Sunday Young Artists Program – PA German Barn Signs

17th 1pm “Silk Mills of Northampton County” presented by Martha Capwell Fox. Martha’s father worked in the silk mill of Catasauqua , so she heard about that industry from childhood. From 1913 to about 1930, this area was the leading producer of silk goods in the world, and the silk industry was one of the largest employers in the state. Her father owned the last silk mill in the Lehigh Valley. The silk industry covered five counties in the Delaware-Lehigh Heritage corridor. This program is free to members and it is included in museum admission, or $5 suggested donation.

 

 

 

 

    


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