[13 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Hoover-Mason Trestle Lets Visitors “Steel” A Glance At Industrial History

For more than a century the blast furnaces of Bethlehem Steel have loomed over the south side of the company’s hometown, towering icons to the Industrial Age and one of the toughest, most dangerous ways to make a living ever conceived by man.
From a distance, they are inspiring.
Up close, they are impressive.
Standing just yards away on a steel-grate walkway 45 feet in the air, they are downright awesome.
That’s the point of the Hoover-Mason Trestle – a 2,000-foot long walkway that gives visitors a view of these massive artifacts previously seen …

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[13 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Hoover-Mason Trestle Lets Visitors “Steel” A Glance At Industrial History

For more than a century the blast furnaces of Bethlehem Steel have loomed over the south side of the company’s hometown, towering icons to the Industrial Age and one of the toughest, most dangerous ways to make a living ever conceived by man.
From a distance, they are inspiring.
Up close, they are impressive.
Standing just yards away on a steel-grate walkway 45 feet in the air, they are downright awesome.
That’s the point of the Hoover-Mason Trestle – a 2,000-foot long walkway that gives visitors a view of these massive artifacts previously seen …

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[14 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]

Father’s Day weekend will be a great time for motorheads. The Mack Museum is teaming up with the 2012 Antique Truck Show at Macungie Memorial Park and the Mack plant in Macungie to offer a triple play for visitors.
The museum will be open Friday and Saturday this weekend and shuttle buses will run back-and-forth from the park to the museum and the Mack Macungie Assembly Plant where self-guided tours are available on Saturday. Visitors can board the buses on Walnut Street near the park
Buses will run from 10 a.m. to …

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[14 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Motoring In To The Mack Museum

You’d think that a building big enough to hold a couple dozen Mack trucks would be easy to find. Uh-uh. The Mack Trucks Museum is hidden away on the back side of Allentown’s Queen City Airport, nestled on a hilltop overlooking the scenic Lehigh Parkway.
There’s a reason for the subterfuge that makes finding this gem a little like participating in a road rally where you have to find and follow clues to reach the prize – it used to be the Test Center and Track where Mack developed their new …

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[4 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Museum Of Indian Culture, Allentown Fish Hatchery Make For a Great Fall Outing

There’s an old joke that holds that when Squanto saw the Mayflower drop anchor off Plymouth Rock, his first reaction was “There goes the neighborhood.” I’ve never believed that Native Americans lived in peace with each other before the white man arrived, and we destroyed a paradise. There is ample evidence that the original tribes had their share of problems and wars. We just brought better weapons.
But there is also ample evidence that they had an extensive civilization that matched anything the Europeans brought to the North American continent. They …

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[11 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
“Ten Days At Musikfest Refreshes My Soul”

My friend Theresa is a Musikfest junkie. Seriously. The woman schedules a week of vacation for the beginning of August each year, books a room at the Hotel Bethlehem and wanders from platz to platz all day long. The scary thing is, she’s not alone. Musikfest has its own groupies just like many of the bands and artists that play there every year and they all swear it is the best thing to hit the Bethlehem since a now-departed steelmaker set up shop on the banks of the Lehigh River.
“To …