Exhibitions

National Canal Museum - Exhibitions

Permanent Exhibitions

The National Canal Museum’s main gallery offers an unique glimpse into what life was like during the Canal Era.  Artifacts from the period are interspersed with hands-on interactive displays that give visitors the chance to steer a canal boat, harness a mule, and build an aqueduct.

The Buehler Gallery features artifacts from the Buehler Furniture Factory in Allentown, including a wide variety of chair frames and the working steam engine that powered the factory floor.

Special Exhibitions

The National Canal Museum presents at least one special exhibition every year highlighting the industrial heritage of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor or local history relating to canals.

Current

Frank Wyso: The Coal Connection
November 10 – December 23, 2018

Powering America: Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Railroads
June 2 – December 23, 2018

Past

The Hidden History of Island Park
June 3 – October 31, 2017

Dixie: Easton’s Cup of Health and Happiness
June 11 – October 2, 2016

An “Untryed” Enterprise: Forging America’s Industrial Independence
July 4 – September 27, 2015