Bees in Your Garden

Bees in Your Garden

by Sheri Murphy Plant a garden and they will come—honey bees, bumble bees, and solitary bees. All bees are pollinators. Unfortunately, their numbers have decreased in recent years due to Colony Collapse Disorder, habitat loss, pollution, pesticides, and climate...

The Single Sisters’ House

by LoriAnn Wukitsch The next time you walk down Church Street just before Main, take time to look at your surroundings. You will see historic clapboard and stone buildings – all in the same Colonial Germanic style of architecture constructed by the Moravians between...
Christmas Traditions in Bethlehem

Christmas Traditions in Bethlehem

Christmas Traditions Charlene Donchez Mowers, President, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites The year was 1937. Bethlehem was still suffering from the effects of the Great Depression. The city and the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce were seeking ways to attract...
The Little House on the Little Street

The Little House on the Little Street

Have you ever noticed the little house with the red tile roof on Heckewelder Place? This little house has fascinating story. It was built in 1758 in the Christianized American Indian village of Nain, located approximately one mile northwest of its present location....
Historic Masonry Info

Historic Masonry Info

It’s just a few more weeks until winter is over and the outdoor projects begin again. Masonry repointing is on many of our to-do lists. Before you begin a repointing project or hire a professional mason, do your home and your wallet a favor and make sure you’re using...
Oral History Project Update

Oral History Project Update

Did you know that… During WWII, when Bethlehem Steel was booming night and day, our neighborhood was showered with so much soot that people had to sweep off their houses, cars, and porches every day. At one time, there was a reflecting pool on the south side of the...