Monday at the Museum

We at the American Treasure Tour truly hope you've had the opportunity to visit us. Knowing that everyone has busy schedules, we realize the need to be open more, which is why yesterday was our VERY FIRST General Admission Sunday!  We are now officially open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am to 3pm, Sundays noon to 4pm, with last ticket sales made 45 minutes before closing (we want to make sure you see everything and don't leave disappointed!).  So, if you missed us yesterday, try again real soon!  You'll be glad you did, we'll be glad you did, and if you keep your belongings in Glad bags, we'll be glad for you then, too.

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Of course, our Monday at the Museum blog isn't even about the Treasure Tour.  It's about museums around the nation that we happily recommend to our loyal readers who might be going out of town and want something to do.  So, when not in Oaks, what to do? Well, if you happen to be about an hour north of Oaks, there is plenty to do and see in the town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Established in 1741 by German followers of the Moravian church, Bethlehem was something of a social experiment at the time. Commune living worked for a while, but when its popularity waned, the Moravians changed their ways. They survive today in this beautiful town, and a number of their original structures remain standing today, ready to be visited by interested tourists. Historic Bethlehem preserves and presents original structures throughout the town, including a plantation, a local business, the buildings in which men and women lived segregated but next door to one another, and a number of other fascinating sites. Famous for their Christmas presentations, Bethlehem really is an amazing place not to be missed.  And we are currently only talking about the "old" Bethlehem here - we will talk about the famous industrial center in another blog!  Stay tuned.