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.
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.
Beyond Rosie and Rivets: Industrial Women of the D&L Corridor
April 2 – December 18, 2022
Where Creativity Flows: Two Centuries of Art Inspired by Our Canals
July 8, 2020 – December 19, 2021
What the Rivers Saw: Mapping 200 Years of the D&L Corridor’s Living Landscape
June 1 – December 29, 2019
Frank Wyso: Colors in Bloom
April 27 – July 28, 2019
Frank Wyso: The Coal Connection
November 10 – December 23, 2018
Powering America: Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Railroads
June 2 – December 23, 2018
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