Bethlehem Historic District Association

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Our Mission:

The mission of the Bethlehem Historic District Association is to protect the historical character of our neighborhood and high quality-of-life by:

Supporting the preservation and restoration of original architectural features

Offering programs that support safety and community beautification

Hosting events that encourage a greater community bond among neighbors

Promoting cultural and civic engagement for residents that live within the District and beyond

Special Events & Current News:

Window Candles

Window Candles

For those that have lived in the Historic District for the holiday season, you are aware that residents decorate their homes with candles in the window, and outside decorations that are enhanced with white lights. For those new to the neighborhood, this tradition of...

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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...

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Musikfest Parking Permits

Musikfest Parking Permits

The Musikfest parking permit provides for permit only parking during the days of Musikfest.  The 400 block of High Street (between Market and Wall) is blocked off for permit holders during the 10 days of Musikfest.  Please be advised that the permits are...

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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....

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Gardening in the Historic District

Gardening in the Historic District

It’s still not too late to start a garden (plant some tomatoes, peppers and eggplant) but if you want to get the biggest bang for your effort, try growing herbs in containers.  I’m going to tell you why and then give you my top six herbs to grow in containers.  If you...

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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...

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