Fourth Friday – FREE Activities, Program, and Kids’ Craft, September 22, 2017, 4:00-10:00 pm

Celebrate Easton’s night out with FREE activities, programs, and gallery tours from 4:00-10:00 pm.

Suggested $5 donation this evening, in honor of our new exhibition: The Cat’s Meow: Lehigh Valley in the Age of Art Deco & the Roaring Twenties

4:30 – 7:30 pm: FREE Kids’ Craft Activity – Kids will create an Art Deco “stained glass” piece to take home.  Sponsored by Crayola

4:30 – 8:00 pm: Muster with the Union Army’s 153rd Pennsylvania Voluntary Infantry in the Sigal Museum first floor gallery. In honor of the 155th anniversary of the Civil War unit’s departure from Easton (September 24, 1862), families are invited to visit with the troops, try on uniform jackets and kepi, view the soldiers’ kits, including an original Austrian Lorenz rifle, and learn more about the unit’s history. Children and adults may also “sign up” to join the Union Army after passing a period medical inspection (which was about as basic as it gets – for example: Have you got two teeth?).

7:00 pm: The Hearth: Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania – Slide Lecture and Book Signing with Greg Huber For anyone who has ever admired a barn on an old country lane, historian Greg Huber’s new book, The Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania: Architecture and Preservation, 1750-1900 tells the story of that barn and many others. Huber will present a slide lecture on favorite structures in “the hearth,” the area east of the Susquehanna River and south of the Blue Mountains, with a focus on barns of the Lehigh Valley. Copies of the book will be available to purchase.

7:00 – 10:00 pm: The Bachmann Players will be in residence at the 1753 Bachmann Publick House. Stop by and take a tour, talk some history, and pass the evening with your favorite colonial characters.