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Blog Post by: Martha Capwell Fox, Museum & Archives Coordinator The first Irish immigrants to Pennsylvania arrived in 1682, in the very first ship that brought William Penn’s Quakers to his new land. They were…

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Do you take lots of photos along the D&L Trail? Did you snap a great shot of Hank and George at the National Canal Museum? Submit up to five of your favorite photos taken in…

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Blog Post By: Terri Monserrat, D&L Communications & Outreach Coordinator It may seem like group activities on the D&L Trail occur infrequently in the winter, but there are plenty of places to look for fun outings….

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Gues Blog Post By: Laura Rohrbach My family has been in Freemansburg for generations. I grew up along the Lehigh Canal, looking for salamanders in the silt-laden water and listening to stories of mules and canal…

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Blog Post By: Martha Capwell Fox, D&L Museum & Archives Coordinator Scott Herring has spent years photographing Pennsylvania’s legendary anthracite mines, miners and trains. He’s now organizing a region-wide celebration of Pennsylvania’s hard coal culture…

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Blog Post By: Pam Coleman, D&L Landmark Towns Coordinator The Landmark Towns of Bucks County  – Morrisville, Yardley and New Hope  – presented their annual Community Achievement Awards to outstanding individuals at the annual Reception…

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Blog Post By: Terri Monserrat, D&L Communications & Education Coordinator 2,000 miles. 40 teams. 8 destinations. That’s the premise of Fireball Run Adventurally, an exciting reality TV show that filmed at the National Canal Museum…

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The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities year-round, indoors or out. Right now, we are searching for volunteers for the 2016 D&L Heritage Half Marathon. We expect a…

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Blog Post By: Terri Monserrat, Communications & Education Coordinator Did you know that Thomas Jefferson called coffee “the favorite drink of the civilized world?” When it comes to important drinks of U.S. history, coffee just…

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The D&L will celebrate the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial this month. Established by Congress in 1988, the D&L it is one of 49 National Heritage Areas in the U.S. that tell the vibrant story of…

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Blog Post By: Terri Monserrat, D&L Communciations & Education Coordinator Endurance races have always captured my imagination. Little wonder that the Tour de France – with its steep mountain climbs, breathtaking descents and fans with…

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Guest Post by: Lincoln Steward On June 25th and 26th, Lincoln Steward and Scott Pretti rode almost all of the D&L Trail’s 165 miles from Bristol to Glen Summit AND BACK in one continuous ride. This…

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