Lehigh Drive closed from 25th Street

Lehigh Drive is closed from 25th street so everyone must approach from Glendon Hill Road or Lehigh Drive from downtown (and keep an eye on our website for flooding updates – it’s been a wet start to the month!)

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National Canal Museum - Bulldog Days of August

Although fascinating, canal history remains one of the hidden stories of America's past. Yet canals were integral to the country's growth, providing the first long-distance "highways" that penetrated America's interior. Their importance was short-lived but came at a time when the United States was establishing itself as an industrial power. Without canals and their ability to transfer natural resources, manufactured products, and thousands of immigrants seeking a new life, America's transition from a farm-based economy to one based on heavy industry would have been delayed by several decades.

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Bulldog Days of August

Posted August 9, 2023 by Gianna Caruso

Bulldog Days of August
Written by Wendi Blewett, DLNHC Collections Manager
We all know what it means when something is ‘built like…

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#ShineLikeSally – Elsa Reichmanis

Posted June 20, 2023 by Gianna Caruso

#ShineLikeSally - Elsa Reichmanis
Written by Martha Capwell Fox, DLNHC Historian
We’re participating in the #ShineLikeSally hashtag party with other Smithsonian Affiliates!…

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A Rom-Com on the Canals

Posted February 7, 2023 by Gianna Caruso

A Rom-Com on the Canals
Written by Martha Capwell Fox, DLNHC Historian

Long ago, but not very far away, the Lehigh and…

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