Community Volunteer Honored for Outstanding Contributions to National Museum of Industrial History

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BETHLEHEM, PA. – The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) is pleased to share that volunteer Anne Evans was honored with a 2022 Northampton County Outstanding Seniors Award on June 2nd, 2022. Presented by the Advisory Council of the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging, this award honors individuals who have contributed their time and talents for the benefit of others in our community through outreach, personal action, inspiration, public service, sports/educational efforts, and civic humanitarian endeavors.

Anne Evans began volunteering with NMIH as a gallery guide and docent in January of 2017. Anne’s father and many other relatives worked for Bethlehem Steel. When she first heard of the Museum project, her connection to Bethlehem Steel and her love of Smithsonian museums sparked her interest in volunteering. She quickly recruited her husband Craig to volunteer as well. Anne and Craig are long-time South Bethlehem residents. Anne was a teacher for the Diocese for 26 years and worked as Grants Coordinator for Sacred Heart Hospital for 7 years. Anne serves as a gallery guide, youth field trip docent and educational program facilitator at NMIH. She can also be found attending outreach events and supporting causes in the community. Her passion for helping visitors of all ages to explore our rich industrial heritage and inspiring future generations of innovators is an asset to the Museum.

The award was presented in a private ceremony by Ruth Ann Terres from the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council. PA House Representative Steve Samuelson presented Anne with an official citation for her contributions to the community. Anne also received certificates from Senator Pat Toomey, Senator Bob Casey, Congresswoman Susan Wild, and Senator Lisa Boscola.

“We are so pleased that Anne received this very well-deserved honor and grateful for her commitment to forwarding the mission of the National Museum of Industrial History,” said Kara Mohsinger, NMIH President & CEO.

About the National Museum of Industrial History
A Smithsonian Institution-affiliate, the National Museum of Industrial History is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. Housed in an 18,000-square-foot, 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America, the Museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs and amazing history. Learn more at

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Megan Pildis
VP of Business Development
National Museum of Industrial History