Kid’s Club Programs Hunt for History April & May 2015

Mar 19th, 2015Press Release from Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

spcollage2Join Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites this spring for all new Kid’s Club programs. Through a partnership with ArtsQuest, our kid’s programs are back and better than ever!

Leading the creation of these great activities is artist Natalie Hartman. Natalie is a multi-talented freelance artist from Bethlehem PA. She currently teaches arts & crafts to school age children at the Banana Factory, just minutes from her home.

She also creates and runs after-school art programs for local elementary schools, middle schools and other organizations. Natalie truly enjoys sharing her time and artistic abilities with children and surprising them with just how capable they are of creating amazing things!

Join us at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts from 11-2 for the first programs of the season:

April 18 – Steampunk Pocket Watch Collage

Create a steampunk inspired collage!  Natalie will show participants how to arrange found objects and recycled bits and pieces into a fun and whimsical piece of art; kids will get inspiration from the fascinating pocket watches from our collections and create their own timepiece. All ages are welcome.


May 9 – Mother’s Day Picture Frame

Create an embossed picture frame using soft metal sheets, texture plates and a little elbow grease!  Artist Natalie Hartman walks you through the steps to making these beautiful pieces of art – just in time for Mother’s Day.  All ages are welcome to attend, especially mothers!


A family membership at $75 gets you free access to Kid’s Club programs all year long as well as free admission to our museums. For non-members, Kid’s Club activities are free with admission to the museum starting at $12 for adults, $6 for kids 4-12 and kids 3 and under are free. For more information or questions regarding the programs please contact Melanie Depcinski at gro.mehelhtebcirotsihnull@iksnicpedm or 610-882-0450 ext. 13. The Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts is located at 427 N. New Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.


Here is a sneak peak of programs coming later this year:


June 13 – Secret Dollhouse Boxes

July 11- Light Bulb Hot Air Balloons

August 15- Quilted Star Keepsake Box

September 19- Old Time Photo Booth Props

October 24- Haunted Dollhouse Scrapbook Album

November 21- Clay Cookie Dough Ornaments

December 19- I Believe: Images of Santa craft project

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is a not-for-profit institution that brings to life three centuries of American history.  Historic Bethlehem tells the story of a small town of great influence, home to some of our nation’s earliest settlers, to America’s first municipal water pumping system, and to one of the world’s greatest industrial companies.  Historic Bethlehem is located in eastern Pennsylvania, only a 1.5 hour drive from Philadelphia to the North and 2 hours west of New York City.  Historic Bethlehem is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a National Historic Landmark District.



In This Post