History Book


T he 275th Anniversary Committee of the City of Bethlehem is delighted to announce the publication of the third volume of the history of the City.

Volume I titled First One Hundred Years, was published in 1968 by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce. It covered the period from the founding of our City to 1846 when Bethlehem became a Borough of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In celebration of the Bicentennial of our Nation in 1976, the Chamber published Volume II called The Golden Years, spanning the time period from 1841 to 1920.

Now in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of Bethlehem, West Bethlehem and South Bethlehem, and the 275th Anniversary of the founding of our City, Volume III will cover the period between 1920 and 2015, a time of incredible development and change.

We hope you will enjoy the new publication. The author’s ability to capture Bethlehem’s unique history and progress will surely teach us all a little more about our City and its distinctive past.

Further details coming soon.