Established in 1906, NCHGS is Northampton County, Pennsylvania’s leading institution of local history and is home to significant collections of pre-European settlement artifacts, decorative arts, textiles, farming implements, colonial furniture, and the award-winning Destination: Northampton County exhibition which celebrates immigration, diversity, and community building. The Sigal Museum opened in the summer of 2010, offering guests interactive exhibits, self-guided and docent-led tours, special children’s programs, and a lecture series on local and American history. It is one of four museums and historic sites operated by Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society in historic downtown Easton. The Sigal Museum is also home to the Jane S. Moyer Library, which provides a wealth of resources for students, scholars, and genealogical researchers.
The Charles Chrin Gallery at Sigal Museum serves as a showcase for rotating special exhibits that highlight collections of Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society and its partners. The upcoming Sigal Museum Family Room of hands-on, interactive history will host school groups and family activities, as well as Cops ‘N’ Kids Reading Room literacy programs.
NCHGS collaborates actively with local cultural and community organizations to enrich its exhibitions, programs, and events, and to enhance the quality of life in the Lehigh Valley. Groups include the NAACP, churches, temples, synagogues, LGBTQ+ community centers, institutions of higher learning, and many more. NCHGS is also the leader of the Lehigh Valley Passport to History group, a partnership of 40 museums, historical societies, and cultural organizations who have banded together to share resources.
Our Mission: We share the stories of Northampton County’s past to encourage personal reflection, community dialogue, and an understanding of history’s impact on our lives.
Our Vision: Through exploring local history, we will foster a more respectful, caring, and inclusive community.
Established in 1906, NCHGS is Northampton County, Pennsylvania’s leading institution of local history and is home to significant collections of pre-European settlement artifacts, decorative arts, textiles, farming implements, colonial…