May 12, 2022

Stories from the Archives – The Palette Club

From Our Local History Collection The Bethlehem Palette Club: The Arts in Postwar Bethlehem In the years after World War II, the arts flourished in Bethlehem. The Palette Club, a local group of artists, held their first meeting on June 11, 1947. Nine artists joined together to form the club with the common goal of […]

BAPL News, Local History
March 22, 2022

A Farewell to the Boyd Theater

The History of the Boyd Theater by Julia Brennan  Ah, movies! The cultural time capsules preserved within a motion picture, full of great costume design and bad acting! Nah, just kidding, there are plenty of great movies out there. Movies have really kept society pushing through despite difficult times over the decades – they make […]

Local History
February 12, 2022

Bethlehem and the Olympic Games – An Early Connection!

Did you know Bethlehem had a historical connection to the Olympics? 1908 was the fourth Summer Games of the modern Olympic competitions. The games were held in London that year, and they were the longest Summer Olympics in history (187 days). There were also marked by controversy, including several disputes between British and American athletes. […]

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