$35 – $50

Industrial Archaeology: The President Pump

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National Museum of Industrial History

602 East 2nd Street

Bethlehem, PA 18015

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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?

Join NMIH for the only public tour of the site, where these questions and many more will be answered. The afternoon will begin at NMIH with an illustrated lecture about the site, a 19th century zinc mine with its own pump house, once the largest and most powerful single cylinder steam pumping engine in the world.

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.

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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National Museum of Industrial History

602 East 2nd Street

Bethlehem, PA 18015

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