Atlas Cement Memorial Museum
The Atlas Cement Memorial Museum, located at 1401 Laubach Avenue in Northampton, will observe their 20th Anniversary when they open on Sunday, May 13. They will be open the second and fourth Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. through September. In April, the museum hosted all eighth grade students for the Northampton Middle School.
May will be a busy month when all fifth grade student from Col. Siegfried, Geo. Wolf, Lehigh and Moore Township Elementary Schools make their annual visits to the museum. They will view photographs and exhibits that present our local cement history.
In 2017 the volunteer museum staff of Larry Oberly, Sally Madden, LeRoy Brobst, and curator Ed Pany have presented programs in the museum, in schools and before civic groups to 4,293 students and adults.
Ten cement workers were also honored from our four area cement companies. Visitors from many states and foreign countries also toured the museums. A highlight was a visit by officials from Burgenland, Austria. The museum, in conjunction with our cement companies, presented a Cement Heritage Day program in October in the middle school. The program was well received by students, teachers and administrators.
Visit the middle school and you will see murals depicting the Atlas Cement Company. The school is constructed on the site of plant #4 of the former company. The halls in the schools are named to honor present and past cement companies.
There are always new exhibits and artifacts donated by citizens to remember not only the industry but the men and women who worked in the industry.