We’ve been working building a rich local history timeline on the library’s website, adding all sorts of interesting information about Bethlehem going back to its founding. There is interesting information about the surrounding areas as well. It can be found at bapl.org/local-history/local-history-timeline. Check it out! There are articles going back to 1741.
One of the interesting new articles we just added is about the founding of the Lehigh Valley Railroad in 1846. Did you know that the original LVRR was organized by Asa Packer? Read more!