Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host “Geography, Geology, and Genius: How Coal & Canals Ignited the American Industrial Revolution,” a virtual presentation by Martha Capwell Fox of the National Canal Museum on how the geography of rivers and mountains, along with geology that includes anthracite, iron ore, and limestone of northeastern Pennsylvania led several men to the beginnings of heavy industry in the US.
Martha Capwell Fox is the Historian and Archives Coordinator for the National Canal Museum/ Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc. The National Canal Museum is dedicated to telling the story of America’s historic towpath canals and interprets the history and culture of canals as well as the science and technology behind their building, through exhibits and hands-on activities.
This program, scheduled for Thursday, June 24th at 6:30 pm, is free and open to the public and will be held via Webex. No registration is required; the Webex link goes live at 6:20 pm and can be found on the NYS Parks website, by calling the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, or emailing SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov.
Photo of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site provided.