Bill Valenti, folk singer/songwriter visiting Bethlehem from Bend, Oregon, performed “Steeples and Steel”

Bill Valenti, folk singer/songwriter visiting Bethlehem from Bend, Oregon, performed “Steeples and Steel” at our May 11 meeting. This song was cowritten by Bill and Susan L. Vitez. Just as our tours, the song pays tribute to the European immigrants of the late 1800’s through early 1900’s who settled in South Bethlehem, found work at Bethlehem Steel, and helped build their ethnic churches. Archives members were deeply moved by Bill’s performance.