Summer Kid’s Club Activities at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

Jun 15th, 2015Press Release from Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

August - Quilted Star KeepsakeBETHLEHEM, PA –Join Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites this summer 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:

July 11- Light Bulb Hot Air Balloons
In collaboration with our steampunk exhibit, create a steampunk inspired light bulb hot air balloon! Natalie will show participants how to arrange acrylic lightbulbs and found objects as creative inspiration to create steampunk styled airships. All ages are welcome.

August 15- Quilted Star Keepsake Box
Learn to quilt without a needle and thread! Artist Natalie Hartman will walk participants through the steps to making beautiful quilted star keepsake boxes out of decorative papers and traditional quilting patterns.  All ages are welcome to attend.

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:

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.


Contact: LoriAnn Wukitsch, Managing Director, 610-882-0450 ext. 16

E-mail: gro.mehelhtebcirotsihnull@hcstikuwl

Date:  June 15, 2015

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