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Art Gallery

William Penn Chapter of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration Special Exhibition
Through February 21

The Heritage Center is pleased to announce a very special exhibit for this fall and wither. Member of the William Penn Chapter of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration (HSEAD) will be showing examples of the exquisite work in the First Floor Gallery. The mission of HSEAD is to "perpetuate and expand the unique skills and knowledge of Early American Decoration." In this exhibit visitors will experience the wide range of decorated objects inspired by original work of early American artists in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. We are delights to host them! Learn more about the organization at www.heasd.org.

Local History Gallery

Christmas Putz
Through March 17

Make it part of your Christmas tradition to bring the family to see our annual Christmas Putz. This year we continue last year's theme of having a group of smaller putzes on the first floor of the Heritage Center. Stop in to see what creative ideas we'll come up with for 2017. The Putz is an ever-evolving holiday display, much as it was when the putz makers in the Lehigh Valley put them together a hundred years ago.

First Floor Wall Cases

Vintage Christmas Ceramics and More from the Woodland Collection
Through February 26

Add some vintage joy to your upcoming Christmas season! Mark your calendars to visit our latest exhibit from the Woodland Collection of Vintage Christmas Ceramics and More opening on November 17 and running through February 26. These charming and often functional holiday decorations are sure to stir up some memories of Christmases past.

Meeting Room Gallery

Dennis Gerhart: America Before Machines
November 30 – April 30

Join us this fall and winter for a terrific new exhibit in the Heritage Center Meeting Room by artist and illustrator Dennis Gerhart, as he focuses on America before Machines. Dennis has had "a long interest in early Pennsylvania transportation and history," as he describes it, and his exhibit will feature his artistic renderings of the times before trains and automobiles when mule-drawn and horse-drawn power got us and our goods from here to there. Dennis works in pen and ink and watercolor—
you'll love his meticulous drawings that harken back to a simpler time.

Fraktur Gallery

Face Time: Portraits in Hooked Rugs and Selections for the Heritage Center Collection – Susan Feller
Through March 17, 2018

Textile artist Susan Feller returns to the Heritage Center as guest curator of this new exhibit that focuses on faces. She brings us a selection of portraits in hooked rugs, and we will be supplementing these works of art in wool with selections from the collection featuring all kinds of faces—including paintings, fraktur, and decorative objects of all kinds. Drop in to see just what surprises Susan has in store for us!

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