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Passport To History

Lehigh Valley Passport to History is a partnership of 21 historic sites and resources in and around the greater Lehigh Valley. Each site will have historical activities, events, tours, and exhibitions. 

At GWHS, our entire site of three historic buildings will be open for FREE from 9:00 to 4:00.

Learn about hearth cooking in the Ralston-McKeen House with an all day demonstration and tastings. Enjoy the beautifully restored rooms in this 1795 stone home and check the progress on the kitchen wing restoration.

Step into the 1785 Wolf Academy, with its beautiful arched ceiling. Our namesake, George Wolf, attended this school, and later became its principal. He later became the 7th governor of Pennsylvania, and most notably signed into law the Common School Act of 1834, which was the beginning of the public school system in Pennsylvania.

The Monocacy School with its three classrooms, houses our Museum, meeting room, and a working kitchen. The Museum will house a special sampler exhibit.

Activities taking place today are a Civil War encampment by the 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, blacksmithing, children’s activities, learn about our garden, herbs and their uses, children’s school books, and more.

The GWHS is a proud member of the Lehigh Valley Passport to History partnership!

Check https://lvhistory.org/ to find other participating historic sites, museums, and events.

Here is a link to the site map and participating sites: https://lvhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Passport-to-History-Day-Site-Map-and-Activities.pdf

Here is a link to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LVpassport/

Earlier Event: April 20
Site & Museum Open
Later Event: May 3
Annual Dinner and Meeting