Bethlehem Steelworkers’ Archives Walking Tours Return April 9 at SteelStacks
BETHLEHEM, PA—Take a walk in the shoes of a steelworker, learn how the blast furnaces worked and discover the untold stories of Bethlehem Steel during the “Steelwalkers,” the walking tours presented by the Bethlehem Steelworkers’ Archives at SteelStacks. Tours will take place Saturdays and Sundays (Sundays are new for 2016), April 9-Dec. 18, 11:30 a.m., with the exception of Aug. 6 and 13.
With Steelwalkers, guests discover what life was like working at the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. from the men and women who worked at the plant. The tours, which are led by members of the Steelworkers’ Archives, cover the skills and collaboration needed to make steel, while touching on the excitement and danger that came with the job. Each tour concludes with a question-and-answer session with a longtime steelworker. Tickets are $16 per person and free for ages 12 and under; they’re on sale starting tomorrow at www.steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378.
Steelwalkers tours begin at the Visitor Center at SteelStacks, 711 E. First St., Bethlehem. For more information, contact the Steelworkers’ Archives at 610-861-0600 or visit www.steelworkersarchives.com.