Lehigh Valley Passport to History to launch virtual ‘History Happy Hour’

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LEHIGH VALLEY (July 8, 2019) – Lehigh Valley Passport to History is launching a virtual ‘History Happy Hour’ series starting on July 16.


The six-part series, hosted by Lehigh Valley with Love Media’s George Wacker, will air live on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. on the Lehigh Valley Passport to History Facebook page. Each 30-minute episode will highlight a different theme and discussion from the night’s host museum, as well as a featured drink from the night’s drink sponsor. The drinks will be shared on social media a few days prior, and attendees are invited to drink along during the show. Each featured drink comes from a local Lehigh Valley brewery, winery, or distillery.


“We are thrilled to partner with several local breweries and distilleries and Lehigh Valley with Love to provide history lovers with a fun, new way to explore local history,” said Megan van Ravenswaay, Director of Development at the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society.


“Due to these unprecedented times when folks are seeking free, socially-distanced entertainment, our 36 partners wanted to create a series of activities to enjoy safely at home. We hope everyone will enjoy the unknown historical facts, hilarious stories about our forefathers (and mothers), and marvel at bizarre occurrences with area historians. This certainly isn’t your high school history class!”


Join Lehigh Valley Passport to History on Thursdays for History Happy Hour.




July 16: John Sebastian Goundie, Town Brewer with Ted Moyer of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, Bethlehem.
Drink Sponsor: To be announced.


July 23: Hugh Moore –The Slightly Wacky Inventor of the Dixie Cup with Martha Capwell Fox of the National Canal Museum, Easton.
Drink Sponsor: To be announced.


July 30: Early Pennsylvania Dutch Therapies for Pandemics (and other diseases)with Dr. Ned Heindel of Williams Township Historical Society.
Drink Sponsor: To be announced.


August 6: American Revolutionary War – Henry Gun-making Family, Revolution, and Re-enacting with Jacobsburg Historical Society.
Drink Sponsor: The Colony Meadery.


August 13: History’s Heroic First Responders – Firefighters with Karen Samuels of Lower Saucon Historical Society, Slate Belt Heritage Center, and Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society.
Drink Sponsor: Bangor Trust Brewing.


August 20: Christian’s Spring, An Exploration of the Brewery and Other Trades in this Lost Moravian Settlementwith the Moravian Historical Society.
Drink Sponsor: To be announced.


Follow “Lehigh Valley Passport to History” on Facebook. Check back a few days prior to the event to learn more about the drink sponsor and their featured beverage.


To learn more, please visit lvhistory.org.

About Passport to History:

Lehigh Valley Passport to History is a partnership of 37 historic sites and resources in and around Pennsylvania’s Lehigh and Northampton counties. The group helps to promote local tourism and shares historical activities, events, tours, and exhibitions throughout the Valley. Visit lvhistory.org for more information.

Information provided to TVL by:
Amanda Ruth
Ruthless Media & Marketing LLC