LEHIGH VALLEY  – Area teachers are invited to enjoy an evening of light refreshments and history with favorite local cultural organizations.

With the spring semester underway, Passport to History partners invite educators to Teachers’ Night Out, hosted by the National Museum of Industrial History on May 9, 2024.

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

Whether looking for future field trip ideas, 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.”

She adds, “We are thrilled to host this year’s Teachers’ Night Out. It is a wonderful event providing busy 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 partner organizations:

  • Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor – National Canal Museum
  • Governor Wolf Historical Society
  • Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
  • Horner’s Cemetery Historical Society
  • Lehigh Valley 250
  • Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania
  • Lower Macungie Township Historical Society – Fries Rebellion Film Project
  • National Museum of Industrial History
  • Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society – Sigal Museum
  • PAZA, Tree of Life
  • Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

Special presentations and demonstrations will be provided by:

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Using Primary Sources to Teach Local History

Horner’s Cemetery Historical Society

Craig’s Settlement-The Birth of Local History

Lehigh Valley 250

Celebrating America’s 250th Anniversary in 2026 –

Educational Resources & Collaborations

Lower Macungie Township Historical Society

America250 Celebrations and the Fries Rebellion

National Museum of Industrial History

Corliss Comes Alive!

Watch as the most powerful operating water-works steam engine in North America comes alive, and learn more about this fascinating piece of industrial history.

PAZA, Tree of Life

Dancing with the Star Nation

Whitney Davison, a former teacher and Education Manager for the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and National Canal Museum, notes, “A great way to teach history 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.”

Tickets: $10/person

*Pre-registration encouraged

Act 48 Eligible Professional Development


4:30-7:00 p.m.


National Museum of Industrial History

602 E. 2nd Street

Bethlehem, PA 18015

Find Out More & Register


Information provided to TVL by:
Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society
342 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042