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 - A Rom-Com on the Canals

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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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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A Real “Lost Cemetery”

Posted November 30, 2022 by Gianna Caruso

A Real "Lost Cemetery"
Special Thanks to Ken Raniere

Viewers of the seemingly infinite universe of cable network shows devoted to the…

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A Spooky Site

Posted November 9, 2022 by Gianna Caruso

Hexenkopf
Written by Martha Capwell Fox, D&L Historian
Hexenkopf—even the name is chilling. So is the atmosphere there—which some folks attribute to…

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Terminus of Endearment

Posted October 12, 2022 by Gianna Caruso

Terminuses of Endearment
Written by Wendi Blewett, D&L Collections Manager

It was well known that where a canal went, prosperity followed, and…

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