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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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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: Dennis Scholl, D&L Director of Museum & Education Services The popular D&L elementary school field trip program, Immersion Days, has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, and now attracts 2,400 students throughout its 7-week…

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Next week the D&L’s Dinner & Auction will take place for the second year on Thursday, April 28th at 6pm. If you haven’t sent in your RSVP, you will want to do that now-there are…

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9 Reasons why being a D&L volunteer is awesome…                …it’s really ok to ask “what’s in it for me?” when asked to donate your time! You are working…

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By Rebecca VanHorn, D&L Intern The Immersion Days hosted by the National Canal Museum are well-known to local elementary school children and their families, but perhaps lesser known to the broader community. As a new…

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Morning Call columnist Bill White recently featured Tales of the Towpath in his weekly column.  Bill visited a a social studies fair at Roosevelt Elementary School in Allentown, where the fourth-grade classes were presenting their…

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The popular children’s storybook “Tales of the Towpath” has been released in audiobook version as a teaching tool for low-level readers, visually-impaired students, and English as a Second Language (ESL) students taking part in the…

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U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent (R-15th) took time from his busy Washington DC schedule to spend the morning of February 18 reading selections from the D&L children’s storybook – Tales of the Towpath – to fourth-grade…

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Image you are in fourth grade. Over several weeks, your teacher has read a book about a nineteenth-century boy, the same age as you that grew up in a town just down the road. You…

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