Fulfilling a Prophecy at the Bachmann Publick House
October 21st, 2011 posted by Mike Stershic
Sunday, Sybil and I went to the opening of Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania. This is the Lenape Nation Cultural Center’s new permanent exhibit and it is located in the Bachmann Publick House at Second and Northampton Streets in Easton. The Lenape Nation was the Native American tribe located in eastern Pennsylvania along the Delaware River. The exhibit is supplemented by a Lenape exhibit at The Sigal Museum further west on Northampton Street.
Located on the second floor of Bachmann Publick House, you are directed to a brief video explaining the Prophecy of the Fourth Crow. Proceeding down the hall you enter the exhibit itself. The exhibit focuses on the Prophecy of the Fourth Crow. It is a showcase of artifacts, photographs and objects organized around the four prophecies. Another room holds the Lenape Trading Post, with handmade clothing, gifts, cards, books and music for sale.
The exhibition, originally displayed at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology from September 9, 2008 thru June 11, 2011, is now permanently displayed at the Lenape Nation Cultural Center on the second floor of the Bachmann Publick House. The exhibit is open Saturdays only from 11 AM to 3 PM. It is free, but a contribution is appreciated.
This is an incredible addition to the rich cultural heritage of Lehigh Valley. Are you familiar with the Lenape Nation? When will you visit their cultural center?