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Last Cast 25

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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