Ghosts Bring Museum to Life at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum on July 26

Jun 21st, 2013Press Release from Lehigh County Historical Society


“Ghosts Bring Museum to Life”

Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum

Friday, July 26th

5:30 pm to 9:00 pm


LincolnAllentown, Pennsylvania – The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum will amaze visitors with Museum exhibits that come to life on Friday, July 26th from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  The announcement was made today by Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.  Visitors who dare step through the Museum’s doors will encounter actual exhibits that have been brought to life, for one night only. 

“Ghosts will speak from the past for one thrilling evening about their lives and sacred history.  It’s fun for the entire family,” said Garrera.  Special guided tours lasting approximately one hour in duration will encounter exhibits with live actors.

“Visitors will journey back in time.  They will see live true history and a supernatural encounter that makes the past lively and unpredictable.  Ghosts of the Museum is fun and entertaining for visitors of all ages.  It’s a great evening for the whole family to enjoy.

Ghosts that will relive their historic pasts include:

● Abraham Lincoln, a President turned movie star, from Henry Fonda to Daniel Day Lewis.

● Reverend William Helffrich, a Lehigh Valley eyewitness to the death and destruction that followed the Battle of Gettysburg.

● Dr. Constantine Hering, a historic pioneer of homeopathic medicine, will predict the future of medicine.

New Jersey 1750s Frontier Guard will talk of defending Pennsylvania’s frontier forts against attacks during the French and Indian War.

● And many more.

Ghosts of the Museum is suitable for all ages.  Admission is FREE to members of the Museum, $6 for non-member adults and $3 for children.  Ghosts of the Museum starts at 5:30 pm with the last tour leaving at 9:00 pm.  Tours last approximately one hour.

The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum is a teaching institution that attracts a diverse audience.  Its collections of historical Americana include over 30,000 three-dimensional objects, 3 million documents and more than 75,000 vintage photographs.  Regular Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 NOON to 4 p.m. (closed every Monday).  The Museum is located at 432 W. Walnut Street in Allentown.   Parking is available in the rear of the Museum, on the street, and in nearby lots.  For more information, contact Joseph Garrera, Executive Director, at 484-553-2592 (cell) any time of day or at 610-435-1074. Visit or visit us on Facebook.


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