Leigh County Historical Society

Address: 432 West Walnut Street
Allentown, PA 18102
Phone: 610-435-1074

The Lehigh County Historical Society is one of the largest historical societies in America.  Our new 30,000 square foot headquarters museum The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum is a state-of-the-art climate-controlled facility that houses one of the finest historical research libraries in the state of Pennsylvania.  The Heritage Museum includes 6 galleries with more than 13,000 square feet of exhibits.

The Society administers 7 museum sites that date from Colonial America through the Industrial Revolution.  Our collection encompasses more than 35,000 historical artifacts, 80,000 vintage photographs, and nearly 3-million documents.

History provides a sense of proportion and perspective in people’s lives.  A person’s knowledge of history creates a more balanced and tolerant individual.  Visit us today; together we are proving that history matters!

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