PA Representative Steve Samuelson announces $500,000 in state funding for NMIH

BETHLEHEM, PA – Pennsylvania State Rep. Steve Samuelson this week announced $500,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding to the National Museum of Industrial History for its Second Floor Expansion project.

“The National Museum of Industrial History is a gem with a track record of preserving, interpreting and celebrating the history which built our country,” Samuelson said. “I am proud to be able to secure state funding for the museum’s expansion as they build upon their mission to bring our nation’s rich industrial heritage to life.”

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of NMIH, we are so grateful to the Commonwealth of PA and Representative Samuelson for supporting the museum in its endeavors to raise industrial history to new heights with our second-floor expansion project,” said Kara Mohsinger, president & CEO of the National Museum of Industrial History. “These enhancements will help NMIH tell a more diverse and inclusive story of the transformative role of industry past, present and future through dynamic exhibits, engaging programs and robust educational offerings.”

The National Museum of Industrial History’s mission, in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institute, is to forge a connection between America’s industrial past and the innovations of today by educating the public and inspiring the visionaries of tomorrow.  The main objective of the expansion project is to increase space for exhibits, programming and events that will educate and inspire while promoting visibility for both the museum and the region as a vital and vibrant destination for visitors and locals alike.

The RACP is used for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. Qualifying projects have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, help create or maintain jobs, and generate economic activity. Sens. Lisa Boscola and Pat Browne were instrumental in securing previous RACP funding in the amount of $1,000,000 towards the ongoing project.

About the National Museum of Industrial History
A Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, the National Museum of Industrial History is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. Housed in an 18,000-square-foot, 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America, the museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs, and amazing history. Learn more at