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Industrial Archaeology: The President Pump

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$40 – $50

Have you ever wondered what the castle-like ruins and man made lake in Friedensville, PA, just south of Bethlehem, look like up close? What were they? What is their future?

After learning the history, participants will board a Steel Street Tours bus to the former mine site where Mark Connar will lead a tour into the stone engine house ruins, where the engine operated before being destroyed over a century ago, and around the water-filled mine. Following this rare and exclusive tour, participants will be bused back to the National Museum of Industrial History, arriving at approximately 4pm.

The uneven footing and steep drops that make the site spectacular also make it treacherous, so appropriate footwear is required. Attendance is limited to adults only and participants will be required to sign a liability release and waiver specified by the property owner. Participants must stay with the group and be able to hike and stand for the duration of the site visit.

This rare excursion onto private property is being made possible thanks to access graciously provided by Lehigh University.

Mark W. Connar is a retired businessman with an AB degree in anthropology from Brown University (1972) with post graduate study in archeology at the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. He has participated in archeological surveys in the United States and the United Kingdom. He also holds an MBA degree from Lehigh University (1984). He is on the Board of Trustees, Historic Bethlehem Partnership and is a Founding Member of the National Museum of Industrial History. Further, he is a member of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Industrial Archeology.

Tickets for this special event are *extremely* limited.

Early bird registration:
$35 for members
$45 for non-members

Registration after March 8th:
$40 for members
$50 for non-members

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March 24
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$40 – $50