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National Canal Museum - Meet the Mules and Talks at the Dock
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October 10, 2020 - Begins at 2:00 PM

Location
National Canal Museum

Come spend the afternoon at the National Canal Museum!  Our boat rides might be done for the day, but there’s still fun to be had.

Meet the Mules!

Come and meet Hank and George, the mules that pull the Josiah White II canal boat.  The mules will be out in their corral frolicking and eating grass from 2:30-4:00 PM.  One of our canal boat crew members will be on-hand (under the maroon D&L tent) to share why mules are such incredible animals and the important role they played in the history of canals.

 

Talks at the Dock

Why is there a canal here? Who worked on the canals?  Did canal moms really tie their toddlers to the boat?  All these questions and more will be answered during 30-minute talks aboard our canal boat, the Josiah White II, at 2:00 and 3:00 PM. A member of the canal boat crew will use the backdrop of the boat to take you back to a time when families lived and worked aboard canal boats plying the waters of the Lehigh Canal.

These activities are included in the price of museum admission.