A large brass bell displayed at the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum
An exhibit at the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum features a black-and-white historic photo of an abandoned pair of work boots.
A mural at the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum includes depictions of a boat on a river, several factories, an ornamental post made of brick and concrete, grassy fields, the Statue of Liberty, and a row of figures in the blue sky representing Atlas employees. Below the mural are an array of artifacts including gearwheels, a stone block, and a Geiger counter. To the right is a not-quite-life-size cutout of a black-and-white photograph of a cement worker.
An exhibit at the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum includes artifacts such as a photo of a truck with a sign that reads
Circular logos of the Atlas Portland Cement Company - in blue, black, and cream colors - alongside a more modern paper sack of Atlas Masonry Cement.
A painting of the Atlas cement plant is displayed beside a bright red firehose cart.
A museum exhibit on the Atlas Cement Company's lab includes rock samples in glass cylinders, glass containers for chemical tests, and an assortment of books, photos and company records.
Hanging from a white, industrial-style ceiling reads are two circular logos of the Atlas Cement Company, with a white jersey bearing the word
Stone monument with a relief sculpture of a helmeted woman with an oil lamp leading a man, and the words
Metal signs, including ones for Phoenix Portland Cement and Atlas Portland Cement, are affixed to a brick wall along with historic maps and photographs.
A papier-mâché horse mannequin, in front of museum exhibits and a mural.
Bags of cement bear the Atlas Cement logo, as well as logos of Lehigh Portland Cement, Whitehall Cement, and others.

Honoring and Preserving

We honor and preserve the heritage of the Atlas Portland Cement Company and its legendary cement plant in Northampton, PA – which, at its height, employed more than 5,000 workers and was the largest cement plant in the world.

As the only Portland Cement museum operating in the United States, the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Northampton tells the story of the Atlas through the eyes of the men and women who worked here.

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“The Atlas plants are now sleeping … but the memories of the men and women who worked there will live forever.”

Frank Wolfer
Atlas employee of more than 45 years

Open in May for the 2024 season

Our museum reopens for the 2024 season on May 12th. Public hours with free admission will run through September 28th, on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, from 1 to 3 PM.

Private tours for ten or more people are available by calling 610-262-4562, or by contacting us through the website.

Historic Projects

  • Black-and-white historical photograph of the Empire State Building in New York, NYEmpire State Building151,000 barrels of Atlas Cement
  • Black-and-white historical photograph the Panama Canal under construction.Panama Canal8,000,000 barrels of Atlas Cement
  • Black-and-white historical photograph of Rockefeller Center in New York, NYRockefeller Center450,000 barrels of Atlas Cement

To learn more about these and other projects, plan your museum visit.

Museum Supporters

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum is sustained by the generous contributions of the cement companies that continue to operate in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, in addition to support from local and county government.

Sponsors

Public Support