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Written By Silas Chamberlin
A new pictorial history of industrial behemoth Bethlehem Steel is now available for purchase. Authors Ann Bartholomew and Donald Stuart Young worked with the Canal History and Technology Press, the publishing arm of the National Canal Museum, to put together over 600 well-chosen, historic photos of the Bethlehem’s home plant. The 256-page book, entitled (appropriately enough) Bethlehem Steel, depicts furnaces, forges, products, and steelworkers from the plant’s origins in the 1860s through the end of operations in 1995. Captions provide historical background and interesting facts about the Steel. The book is a must-have for Bethlehem residents, Bethlehem Steel enthusiasts, and former steelworkers.
On Wednesday, December 15 from 5-7 PM, the National Canal Museum and the National Museum of Industrial History will host a reception and booksigning event to mark the publication of Bethlehem Steel. In addition to the authors, guest speakers will include Hank Barnette, Chairman Emeritus of Bethlehem Steel Corporation, and Kenneth R. Smith, former Mayor of Bethlehem. Please click here for more details.
Bethlehem Steel is available for purchase at the following locations:
National Canal Museum gift shop, 30 Centre Square, Easton
National Museum of Industrial History, 530 East Third Street, Bethlehem
Moravian Book Shop, Main Street, Bethlehem
Lehigh Valley Heritage Centre gift shop, 432 W. Walnut Street, Allentown
Borders bookstore, Whitehall Mall