Latest exhibit at Sigal Museum traces history of firefighting in one Pennsylvania county

  • Source: Lehigh Valley Live
  • Published: 09/13/2023 12:00 AM

The latest installation coming to the Sigal Museum is going to be about more than just hoses and firetrucks. “Even if you think you know the story of firefighting, there will be something here to surprise you,” said the museum’s curator of exhibitions, Tim Betz. The exhibit titled “Forged by Fire: The Heroism, Honor and History of Firefighting,” is scheduled to open to the public on Sept. 21 and will explore the roots of local fire prevention and response dating as far back as the Great Fire of London in 1666, Betz said. “It’s about firefighters from the 18th century to the present and the ways communities worked to ensure that their towns and people in them were protected from fires,” he said. The exhibit will run through July 7, 2024, the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society that runs the Sigal Museum said in a news release Tuesday.


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