National Museum of Industrial History is Expanding

Written by on August 24, 2020

National Museum of Industrial History is Expanding

By Staci Inez

August 24, 2020

The Lehigh Valley’s National Museum of Industrial History is building a 17,000 square foot outdoor expansion to help preserve the history of Bethlehem steel.

Construction is underway for the new space in front of the museum on the steel stacks campus.

“It’s basically going to be a miniature steel mill and people are going to be able to see what a steel mill looked like operating, but on a much smaller scale,” said Glenn Kayler, museum spokesman. 

Kayler says the outdoor park will also expand educational opportunities for visitors.

“Do a lot more hands on things than we used to do. We’re going to be able to run machinery…We’re going to be able to tell the story of how raw materials were mined out of the ground and how those are transformed into a finished product like steel.”

The 275,000 dollar project came mostly from public funding… and is expected to be finished later this fall. 

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