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Passport to History: The Corliss Comes Alive

August 15, 2020 - August 16, 2020


Celebrate Lehigh Valley Passport to History weekend with the National Museum of Industrial History by watching a massive 115-ton steam engine come to life!

For more than a decade the museum’s staff, volunteers, and community partners worked to restore this engine to working order, 105 years after being built by the Snow Steam Pump Works in Buffalo, N.Y. The engine was used by the York Water Company and pumped eight million gallons of water per day. Today the engine, the most powerful operating water works steam engine in North America, is a focal point of the museum’s 13,000 square foot exhibit space, where it has painstakingly been mechanically restored to its former glory and repainted its original color.

To limit capacity and ensure proper social distancing protocols, NMIH is requiring timed tickets for the engine’s operation. The engine will run at 10:30am and 2pm on Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August 16th.

Tickets for Saturday, August 15th can be purchased at https://68810.blackbaudhosting.com/68810/sslpage.aspx?pid=196&tab=2&txobjid=ad9d33ca-286e-4e7b-b33f-768b2ccd4cfe (click the ‘Other Times’ link to select a different time slot).

Tickets for Sunday, August 16th can be purchased at https://68810.blackbaudhosting.com/68810/sslpage.aspx?pid=196&tab=2&txobjid=bd9b9d60-ece1-4c80-a419-2832705eca62 (click the ‘Other Times’ link to select a different time slot).


August 15, 2020
August 16, 2020