Special NMIH trip offers rare look at Lehigh Valley industrial archaeology

The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to offer a rare look at “The President Pump,” a defunct pump house that once contained the largest and most powerful single cylinder steam pumping engine in the world.  The trip will take place on Sunday, March 24th.

“We’re thrilled to offer such an exclusive look into a fascinating part of the Lehigh Valley’s industrial history,” said Glenn Koehler, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for the museum. “These types of excursions help us not only educate the public about history lost to time but raise awareness of important restoration and preservation projects happening all around us.”

The tour, which is the only public tour of the site, is limited to only fourteen participants.  The day will begin at 2pm at the National Museum of Industrial History where Mark W. Connar, an archaeologist who studied at the University of Pennsylvania, will present a history of the mine, pump, and industrial site.  Following the lecture, guests will board a Steel Street Tours bus to the former mine site and view the stone engine house ruins and the water-filled mine

About NMIH
A Smithsonian Institution-affiliate, the National Museum of Industrial History is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. Housed in an 18,000-square-foot, 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America, the Museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs and amazing history.  Learn more at nmih.org

Media Contact:
Glenn Koehler
Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
National Museum of Industrial History
Text or call: 610.573.3579 (please leave message if no answer)
Email: GKoehler@NMIH.org

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