Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sigal Museum a Candidate for "Building of the Year"

The Sigal Museum, located at 342 Northampton St., has
been nominated for
2012 "Building of the Year" award.
Easton's Sigal Museum is in the running for 's "Building of the Year" award for 2012, it was recently announced.

Featured as a "Building of the Week" on the site last year, the final determination of the "Building of the Year" is determined by readers by online vote. Fifty buildings across the country were featured weekly by the online publication, and any can be voted for for the annual award.

"The most popular project will be presented in our eMagazine #6|13 and on our website starting from February 11, 2013," reads the description of the contest on

And, undoubtedly, the prize and feature in the online publication will be a source of pride for both the winning building and its architect.

The museum, located on Northampton Street, was designed by Spillman Farmer Architects. The Bethlehem-based company has also been nominated for its work on the ArtQuest building located in the Steel Stacks complex, the former site of Bethlehem Steel.

The Sigal Museum, owned and operated by the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society, opened in summer of 2010, offering its visitors interactive exhibits, self-guided and docent-led tours, special children’s programs, and a lecture series on local and American history. 

It is one of four museums operated by the non-profit organization in Easton, the county seat. In addition to its exhibits, the Sigal Museum is home to the Jane S. Moyer Library, a rare set of local resources for students, scholars, and genealogical researchers.

Voting for is open until Monday, Jan. 28 and members of the public can vote one time per email address for their favorite recently completed new building on the list. To vote for the Sigal, or any of the other 49 projects on the list, visit

For more about Spillman Farmers' involvement, click here.

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