Because You Live Here

You Know You’re From the Lehigh Valley If…

You Know You’re From the Lehigh Valley If…

The Lehigh Valley is replete with history, culture, and long-standing traditions. For those of us who have resided here the majority of our lives, many of these things are more than just places or events—they are an essential part of who we are as people and a community. In celebration of our local history and culture, we’ve compiled a short list of “ways to know if you’re... »

Bath

Bath

Nestled along Route 512 in Northampton County, the tiny borough of Bath is experiencing a resurgence – the once-sleepy community is transforming itself into a haven for local artisans. It’s easy to miss Bath (the entire community covers less than a square mile), and is home to about 2,700 people. Named for a community in Somerset, England, Bath was founded in 1737 – which ... »

Grand Eastonian

Grand Eastonian

When the rather prosaically named Hotel Easton opened its doors on February 10, 1927, visitors discovered a hostelry that was anything but prosaic. Designed by Philadelphia architect Thomas, Martin & Kirkpatrick, the Hotel Easton towered a full 10 stories above street level, and combined modern forms with classic architectural styling. According to then-contemporary re... »

South Mountain

South Mountain

A slice of the lush Pennsylvania Highlands is nestled here in the Lehigh Valley, colloquially known to us as South Mountain. The Pennsylvania Highlands region is considered a significant national landscape by the U.S. Forest Service, as these dense forests not only support a diverse dwelling of plants and wildlife within its shady sprawl, but also protect and supply clean ... »

Historical Society

Lehigh County Historical Society & Lehigh Valley Heritage Center

Located in the heart of downtown Allentown, just minutes from the PPL Center, the Lehigh Valley Heritage Center is a premiere museum and research facility. Its 13,000 square feet of exhibit space is divided into six different galleries, which showcase the Lehigh Valley story of American history. The museum’s collection includes more than 35,000 historic artifacts, 90,000+ ... »

Burnside Plantation

Bethlehem’s Burnside Plantation

With its beautiful natural scenery and unique historic buildings, Bethlehem’s Burnside Plantation is a picture of peace and tranquility. Situated along the banks of the Monocacy Creek, not far from the heart of historic downtown, it offers visitors a unique example of early Moravian and Pennsylvania heritage. Originally a 500-acre farm, the Burnside Plantation was establis... »

Where does your garden grow?

Where Does Your Garden Grow?

June has finally arrived, and there is so much flora to take in. It is the month for many types of trees and flowers to really flourish. Some of the most popular blooms include irises, wisteria, roses, peonies, and hydrangea. In the Lehigh Valley, you can take trips to our public gardens to see the colors and fragrances that the season has offer. Here are some of the top g... »

Allen Organ

Allen Organ Company

For more than 75 years, the Allen Organ Company has been on the cutting edge of invention and innovation. Located in Macungie, the company has installed more than 80,000 instruments in 80 different countries, and is currently the United States’ largest and best-known producer of church organs. An Inventive Founder Jerome Markowitz, the man who would eventually found Allen ... »

West Park Allentown

Allentown’s West Park

A beautiful green space that boasts nearly 400 different varieties of trees and shrubs, Allentown’s historic West Park is located just east of William Allen High School, between West Linden and West Turner Streets. Established at the turn of the 20th Century, the park was created primarily through the efforts of Allentown business magnate Harry C. Trexler. Arguably the cit... »

Mack Trucks

A History of Mack Trucks

For more than a century, Mack Trucks has been known as one of America’s top manufactures of heavy-duty vehicles. The phrase “Built like a Mack Truck” is part of the American lexicon, while their bulldog symbol is instantly recognizable to millions of people around the globe. Thanks to blockbuster films like Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, in which lead charac... »

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