A Hess’s Christmas:
The Best of Everything
November 17 – December 31, 2016
This year our holiday exhibit will showcase sculptures designed by Patrick Hulse, a Rhode Island based artist with roots in the Lehigh Valley. This will be the premier showing of the sculptures in the Lehigh Valley. Each of the sculptures depicts a scene from Hess’s Department Store. While growing up, hearing stories about the store always fascinated Mr. Hulse. He created the sculptures based on pictures, stories, and family mementos. The exhibit will also feature photographs from the personal collection of Wolfgang Otto, Vice President of Visual Merchandising at Hess’s Department Store.
Pip: The Mouse Before Christmas Puppet Show
November 25, 2016 – December 31, 2016
Shows are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday and the 2nd Sunday in December.
Special evening shows will be on Thursday, December 15 at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. as part of the Hamilton District Main Street Program’s Destination Arts night. The cost of the show is included with museum admission: $1 for children and $2 for adults. Sunday and Thursday evening shows are free to the public!
Special Christmas Eve shows will be at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Reservations are not required.
Breakfast with Pip the Mouse
Saturday, December 10, 2016
8:30, 9:15, 10:00, or 10:45 a.m.
Reservations are REQUIRED!
Reserve your seating as soon as possible.
Join us for breakfast with Pip the Mouse in the Fellowship Hall at Zion’s ‘Liberty Bell’ Church. Pip will greet guests during breakfast. Afterward, Pip: The Mouse Before Christmas will be performed in the museum.
The breakfast menu will include pancakes, home fries, sausage links, juice, coffee, and tea. Each seating will be for 35 people; plan to be at the museum one and a half hours.
The cost for the breakfast, which includes admission to the museum and a performance of Pip: The Mouse Before Christmas, is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Please call 610-435-4232 for reservations.
Little Shoppers Village
Saturday, December 10, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Let your children do their own Christmas shopping in our Little Shoppers Village. Gifts are typically between $1 and $3. Helpers are on hand to assist small children with their purchases!
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Help us celebrate the last performances of the puppet show for the season. Come and talk with the puppeteers, take pictures, reminisce about Pip and enjoy refreshments.
Performances of Pip: The Mouse Before Christmas are at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
We will have a countdown to “midnight” at Noon for the children so they can celebrate the New Year without staying up late.
Events and Exhibits Sponsors
Dennis and Nanci Blankowitsch
Geoff and Sara Jane Brace
Ted and Marci Schick
John and Anita Stevens