Notice to Visitors

Due to unforeseen construction on the Lehigh Canal by the City of Easton, we will be unable to run canal boat rides on the Josiah White II until further notice.

There is still plenty to do and see here at the National Canal Museum and Hugh Moore Park.

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National Canal Museum - Conversations on the Canal – The Italian Connection
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October 07, 2017 - Begins at 4:00 PM

Hugh Moore Park


The Italian Connection

History, Dinner, Entertainment, Lock Experience – Cost $50 per person


National Canal Museum archivist and local historian Martha Capwell Fox and the Lou Pettinelli Band combine to tell the history of the Italian immigration to the Lehigh Valley – through stories and songs – in the latter part of the 19th century. Immigrants from Italy were integral to the growth of the slate business in the towns of Roseto, Bangor and Pen Argyl in Northampton County. Martha explains why they came to America and how Italian culture spread throughout the valley after they arrived. Lou and his band will play many traditional Italian songs. And of course, Culinary Experts will provide a terrific Italian buffet. BYOB – wine & beer only.

This cruise will include a lift lock experience in Lock 47 at the lower end of the canal in Hugh Moore Park.  You’ll experience how canal boats were lowered and raised in the old days as they traveled from one section of the canal to another.

To purchase tickets, click here