Last Cast 25
The Last Cast 25, a commemoration of the last day of steelmaking at Bethlehem Steel’s South Bethlehem plant, will take place at the National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) on Saturday, November 14.
A collaboration between PBS39, Bethlehem Area Public Library, Artsquest, Steelworkers Archives, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, Wind Creek Bethlehem, and NMIH. This event will feature guest speakers, never-before seen photos of the last cast, limited edition merchandise, free lunches for former Bethlehem Steel employees (RSVP required), and free admission to the museum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Last Cast 25 is a commemoration of the last day of steelmaking at Bethlehem Steel’s South Bethlehem plant on November 18, 1995. Highlights include:
- Steelworkers signing an I-Beam from Martin Tower that will be placed outside the South Bethlehem Visitors Center.
- Free admission to the museum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Guest speakers including:
- Former Bethlehem Steel Research Supervisor, Trevor Shellhammer
- Former Blast Furnace Foreman, Roger Malitzki
- NMIH President and CEO, Kara Mohsinger
- Bethlehem Steel Chairman Emeritus, Hank Barnette
- County Executive, Lamont McClure
- Bethlehem Councilman, Willie Reynolds
- Newly uncovered photographs from the NMIH archives of the ‘Last Cast’ day
- Videos from inside the blast furnaces
- Brown bag ‘overtime’ lunches that replicate what steelworkers got when they stayed longer hours