Pop Up Exhibit: “Out & About: A Collection of Purses & Clutches”

PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History Combo Tickets

Automotive innovation and fashion design have long drawn influence from each other. This relationship is particularly evident in purse design. Whether it is a carpet bag carefully packed to accompany a traveler on a long coach ride, a delicate bejeweled clutch held by a limousine passenger, or a practical, everyday purse containing a wallet and to-do list slung across the passenger seat of a family car, it is easy to imagine where bags reside within the car interior and our daily transit.

Explore the hundreds of amazing purses of Ilene Hochberg Wood’s signature private collection at three sites: the Kemerer Museum, the Moravian Museum, and the exhibit pop-up at America On Wheels Museum for one price!


The Combo Ticket grants you access to all 3 exhibit locations!

The Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts
427 N. New Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
On display Oct. 11, 2019 – April 30, 2020

Moravian Museum of Bethlehem
66 W. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
On display Oct. 11, 2019 – April 30, 2020

America On Wheels Museum
5 N. Front Street, Allentown 18102
On display NOW – April 30, 2020

Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites Presents “Out & About” by Collector, Ilene Rosenthal Hochberg Wood. Come discover a beautiful setting of cars and purses and take a journey through the ages of their design and fashion.







Click here for more information about the display From the Personal Collection of Ilene Hochberg Wood at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites.