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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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For nearly 30 years, Steve Humphrey served as Executive Director of the National Canal Museum and Hugh Moore Historical Park. Now retired to eastern Virginia from the National Clock & Watch Museum, Steve recounted the D&L’s early history

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On a warm, mid-March afternoon, Hugh and his daughter, Kathleen, decided to visit the building in hopes of finding out more about their familial ties to Easton. Their journey, 10 years in the making, unfurled a tapestry of cross-continent connections to the D&L.

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By Elissa Garofalo Jim Thorpe (a.k.a. Mauch Chunk) is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. It’s befitting that the iconic Lehigh Coal & Navigation (LC&N) Building received a meticulous restoration in preparation. Preservation work like…

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