Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum
The Atlas Cement Company Museum is a unique depository of the influence that was brought to bear on the Lehigh Valley by the largest cement plant it the history of the world. Through its collection of artifacts it tells of the impact of the more than 5,000 workers who were employed in the five plants built here between 1889 and the closing of the last plant in 1982. These plants made cement for some of the most famous American projects of the 20th Century, including the Panama Canal, The Empire State Building Rockefeller Center and the Holland Tunnel in New York City.
The work force included thousands of immigrants from Europe who brought with them the hallmarks of their unique cultures. Those beliefs and traits have enhanced the heritage of our communities in the Lehigh Valley. The Museum examines that heritage through the lives and contributions of those workers to our traditions and way of life, right down to the nickname of our School Mascot, the Konkrete Kid, a moniker with the German spelling of Concrete since 1922.
Visitors will appreciate the more than 2,000 artifacts donated to the museum. These artifacts tell our story for us in many forms, including a larger – than – life mural which captures The Atlas Spirit in the faces of men and women as they glance down through the heavens at the old Atlas Plants and the structures it helped build.
The museum continues to uplift the role of Cement in our communities by honoring a Cement worker annually from the five remaining operating plants in the Lehigh Valley. These plants: LaFarge, Keystone, Buzzi Unicem, Essroc and Lehigh Heidelberg, support the museum financially and allow us to offer the museum FREE of CHARGE.
Come visit the only Cement Museum in the United States.