Date(s) - 05/18/2014
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In 1977 the International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day to increase public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. Held each year on or around May 18, International Museum Day has grown to more than 35,000 museums from 143 countries participating in this global event.
The theme of this year’s International Museum Day is “Museum collections make connections,” a reminder that museums are living institutions that help create bonds between visitors, generations, and cultures around the world.
The Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society is celebrating International Museum Day by having three museums open for touring on Sunday, May 18. From noon to 4:00 p.m. the Sigal Museum, the 1753 Bachmann Publick House, and the Jacob Nicholas House will be open for touring. Special pricing for touring these three museums is only $5.00 per person. Admission can be paid at any of the three museums.
Learn about Easton and Northampton County’s role in local, national, and international history at the Sigal Museum, and see “Heart & Soil, Our Farms Our Legacy,” on exhibit in the Charles Chrin Gallery. The 1753 Bachmann Publick House stone tavern served as the site of the first Court of Northampton County from 1752 to 1766 and was visited by John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. The Jacob Nicholas House was built about 1807 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.