Area History Organizations Will Host a “Teachers’ Night Out” with a Wealth of Resources for Educators – September 21


LEHIGH VALLEY (September 13, 2023) – Area teachers are invited to enjoy an evening of light refreshments and history with favorite local cultural organizations

As a new school year begins, Passport to History partners invite educators to Teachers’ Night Out, hosted by the National Museum of Industrial History.

Teachers can earn continuing education credits, view presentations and hands-on demonstrations, and browse resources from partner sites.

Whether they are looking for future field trip sites, standards-based curriculum and lesson plans, or classroom programming, they will find a wealth of information and connections during the evening.

Emma Scheinmann, Manager of Education & DEAI Coordinator at the National Museum of Industrial History, notes, “We work closely with teachers throughout the year and know they are always looking for creative ways to incorporate local history and S.T.E.A.M. concepts into their lesson plans. Our aim with Teachers’ Night Out, and with the Passport to History partnership, is to provide busy teachers with the resources and connections they need, all in one place.”

She adds, “We are thrilled to host this year’s Teachers’ Night Out. It is a wonderful event providing teachers access to their local cultural organizations and new strategies for engaging with their students. It is our goal to be a partner to teachers, and to provide valuable and practical opportunities for all educators and students.”

Teachers will meet educators and staff from these historic sites:

  • Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor – National Canal Museum
  • Governor Wolf Historical Society
  • Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
  • Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association
  • Horner’s Cemetery
  • Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania
  • Lower Macungie Township Historical Society – Fries Rebellion Film Project
  • Moravian Historical Society
  • National Museum of Industrial History
  • Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society – Sigal Museum
  • PAZA, Tree of Life
  • Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
  • Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

Special presentations and demonstrations will be provided by:

  • Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
  • Horner’s Cemetery Historical Society – Craig’s Settlement-The Birth of Local History
  • Lower Macungie Township Historical Society – America250 Celebrations and the Fries Rebellion
  • PAZA, Tree of Life – Dancing with the Star Nation

Whitney Davison was a longtime teacher before becoming Education Manager for the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and National Canal Museum. “A great way to teach history,” she says, “is to teach global topics locally in the places where historical events actually happened. The best ways to do that are through field trips or to bring artifacts and educators from historic sites and museums into the classroom. We want to make sure our teachers know that a wealth of resources are available to them.”

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Passport to History is supported in part with funding received through the County of Northampton Hotel Tax Program and the County of Lehigh Tourism Development Program.


About Passport to History:
Lehigh Valley Passport to History is a partnership of 66 historic sites and resources in and around the Lehigh Valley region, including sites in Northampton, Lehigh, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Monroe, Montgomery, and Warren counties. The group helps to promote local tourism and shares historical activities, events, tours, and exhibitions throughout the Valley, and beyond. Explore more at

Passport to History is supported in part with funding received through the County of Northampton Hotel Tax Program and the County of Lehigh Tourism Development Program.