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The National Canal Museum and Hugh Moore Park will be closed today, August 5, due to impacts of Tropical Storm Isaias. Please continue to check back here as we work with the City of Easton to ensure the safety of all of our guests.

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National Canal Museum - Aviation in Bristol

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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Aviation in Bristol

Posted April 22, 2020 by Miranda Alvarez

Blog Post by: Martha Capwell Fox, Historian and Archives Coordinator
Keystone Aircraft

The black livery of this little bi-plane and the bat-wing…

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Haunted Hugh Moore Park

Posted September 17, 2019 by Loretta Susen

6th Annual Haunted Hugh Moore Park

Enjoy an evening of spookery in the park.  A special Halloween ride on the Josiah…

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