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Behind the Exhibit: The Works of a Mechanical Genius

February 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how the late Lance Metz, long-time historian for the National Canal Museum, had the foresight to foster a relationship with the great grandniece of Ellen and John Fritz, the history behind the Kemerer Museum/National Canal Museum exhibit in the 1980s, and the 200th anniversary exhibit today jointly brought to you by NMIH and the National Canal Museum.

Admission for this lecture is free for members of NMIH and a suggested donation of $5 for non-members.

About the Speaker

A native of Catasauqua, PA, Martha has served the D&L and National Canal Museum in various capacities since 1990. She is passionate about preserving and presenting our local history, because of its major national significance.

She has been a professional writer and editor and has written nine books on historical topics ranging from swimming, auto-racing, Catasauqua, Whitehall, Coplay, the Lehigh Valley cement industry, the Vatican, and the D&L’s new book on the Industrial History of the Corridor.

Martha has been managing the archives here at the D&L and National Canal Museum since 2012; she helps to create and maintain the museum exhibits and takes an occasional turn aboard the D&L canal boat Josiah White II. She loves going out into the communities along the Corridor to meet people and tell our stories with talks, photographs, and films.


February 17, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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