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National Museum of Industrial History offers free family memberships to St. Luke’s employees through “Pay It Forward” campaign

The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) is giving back to health care workers who have fought tirelessly to keep the community safe and healthy throughout the coronavirus pandemic through a newly announced ‘Pay It Forward’ membership campaign. Retroactive to March 14, when the museum facility closed to visitors, until the museum reopens any new membership purchased will allow the NMIH to provide an employee of St. Luke’s University Health Network with a free one-year family membership.

“Nonprofits across our region have faced challenges during the COVID-19 outbreak, particularly our front-line health care workers,” said Kara Mohsinger, president and CEO of the museum. “Their valiant efforts mitigated a situation that could have put the Lehigh Valley at a much greater risk. This program is the least we can do to thank them and provide their families with a fun and educational outlet once we’re able to welcome visitors through our doors again.”

“Our St. Luke’s health care heroes sincerely appreciate the outpouring of support they have received during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Patrick Bower, vice president of development at St. Luke’s University Health Network. “We also realize so many of our museums and nonprofit organizations are struggling right now and we wish the NMIH much success on their membership drive.”

Memberships to the National Museum of Industrial History begin at $35 for individuals (discounted to $25 for students, teachers, military/veterans, and seniors) and include unlimited free admission for one year, among other benefits. To find out more about membership levels and purchase one, visit

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