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Like our colleagues across America, we at the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor have been challenged and chastened by the events of the past few months. In online team meetings, we’ve asked ourselves how…

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Blog post by: Emily Dings, D&L Assistant The Earth could be forgiven for wondering where the party was this year. On the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, millions of Americans mobilized on behalf of…

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By Miranda Alvarez, Community Engagement Manager There are planners who know how to plan and then there are planners who put plans into action. The latter distinguished Elissa Garofalo as the right candidate for the…

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If you visit the National Canal Museum, you’ll see just how much we love mules. We especially love our boys Hank and George. In the museum store, visitors can find Mule stuffed animals, post cards,…

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Brian Greene, Trail Programs Manager and Data Scientist One of the best features of the D&L Trail is the length of the trail. The D&L connects to a variety of towns, cities, and regions with…

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Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor/ National Canal Museum Photo Contest On April 4, the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and National Canal Museum welcomed back its two favorite mules, Hank and George, to…

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By Executive Director Elissa Garofalo Attending the second gathering of regional trail networks was an inspiration. Fifty trail building practitioners from around America convened in Bentonville, Arkansas as guests of the Walton Family Foundation. It…

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When D&L Member Sharon Wunner of Bear Creek Township retired in January 2016, she got a new perspective on life. She began to embrace what she calls the “three H’s” of living near a nationally…

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By Dennis Scholl, D&L Education Manager Dennis L. Gerhart, 71, of Quakertown, previously of Lansdale, passed away on Sunday, February 24 at his home. He was the loving husband of Maria A.Gerhart for 35 years….

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You may have read the article in The Morning Call about a Bethlehem Steel wall mural at Unity Bank that shows a high-pressure cylinder being bored inside Bethlehem Steel’s No. 2 machine shop. Yes, that high…

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Park visitors can learn about pollinators through crafts and other activities.

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The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is in need of volunteer docents for its annual “Tales of the Towpath” student field trips at the Freemansburg Canal Education Center.

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