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Steeples & Steel Tours
August 31, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
One event on June 29, 2019 at 1:00 pm
One event on August 31, 2019 at 9:30 am
One event on August 31, 2019 at 1:00 pm
One event on September 21, 2019 at 9:30 am
One event on September 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm
One event on November 2, 2019 at 9:30 am
One event on November 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm
This year, the South Bethlehem Historical Society and the Steelworkers’ Archives, through Northampton County funding, will sponsor a sixth year of minibus tours. These “Steeples & Steel” tours pay tribute to immigrants who left their homelands in search of a better life in America, many becoming steelworkers. A guided minibus tour leaves from St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church, 617 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. On the first hour of the tour, through the neighborhoods and churches of South Bethlehem, a representative from the South Bethlehem Historical Society relates the history of working class communities. The second hour is a steelworker-guided tour of the site of the flagship Bethlehem Steel plant, including an introduction to Bethlehem’s Hoover-Mason Trestle walkway. The tour package also includes an Eastern European goulash lunch and an “open house.” This season’s tour dates are June 29, Aug. 31, Sept. 21 and Nov. 2 with tours at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. Please contact the Steelworkers’ Archives at 610-861-0600 or visit SteelworkersArchives.com for more information. Please check the Archives website for specific church and cemetery sites.