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Pennsylvania Civil War 150

Pennsylvania Civil War 150


Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society

Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society
The new Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton St., Easton, PA. Opened August 2010. Photo courtesy Spillman Farmer Architects

About the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society

NCHGS tells stories of American history in Northampton County through interactive exhibits, living history programs, educational lectures, and local and genealogical research. Founded in 1906, the Society shares an extensive collection of county and national artifacts and records and is steward of five properties in Easton including its new Sigal Museum. Exhibits showcase the original people and the European settle

Programs and Services

Welcomes the public to exhibits and programs and to membership
Acquires, accessions, restores, and preserves collections that demonstrate Northampton County’s significant role in US birth and growth
Showcases the original people and the European settlers, conflict, culture, industry, art, and music in two permanent and one changing exhibition hall
Offers weekly lectures for adults
Hosts children’s programs


The Civil War exhibit in Sigal Museum features artifacts from battlefield, hospital, home front, and post-war treasures. The scrapbooks of Ethan Allen Weaver, honoring his father’s service, contain many unpublished photographs, letters, and newspaper clippings on events during the battles. The exhibit treats County demographics, economy, and communications, roles of women, medicine used to treat the ill and injured,

Events Calendar

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Experience the Civil War

Get personal with the Civil War. Hear the Gettysburg Address, see Civil War artifacts and navigate the timeline and map.