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Upcoming events

Please note that the Coronavirus pandemic may eventually force cancelation of some events listed here.  Be sure to verify before finalizing any plans.

Cancelations and Postponements

Saturday, April 18th - PCS White Haven and Wyoming Valley Spring Caravan Tour – Canceled

Friday - Sunday April 24th, 25th, 26th - CSO Spring Tour - Buckeye LakePostponed until 2021

Saturday, April 25thNew Jersey Canals and Local History SymposiumPostponed until November

 

Field Trips

Friday - Sunday June 19 – 21

Canal Society of New York State Spring Tour – Chemung Canal – Junction Canal – Crooked Lake Canal – Seneca Lake (contact Craig Williams at 518-755-4516 or at 1735james@fairpoint.net)

Originally scheduled for May 15 – 17 and pushed back.  Headquarters will be at the Radisson Hotel Corning, 125 Denison Parkway East, Corning, NY 14830, 607-692-5000.  Friday will include the Willard Asylum Tour at 10, and the Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Winery Tour at 2.  Saturday’s bus tour includes the Chemung Corning feeder canal, remains of the Junction Canal, and a cruise on Seneca Lake aboard the Seneca Legacy, plus a walking tour of Montour Falls and the Catherine Valley Trail, stopping at canal-related sites.  Sunday is the Crooked Lake Canal Tour.  Registration cut-off is June 8th.

Friday - Sunday October 16 – 18

Pennsylvania Canal Society Fall Tour – Lower Division of the Lehigh Navigation (PaCanals.info@gmail.com)

Save the date - The Fall Tour will feature the National Canal Museum on its 50th Anniversary and will tentatively cover Weissport Lock and Locktender’s House remains, Walnutport Locktender’s House and Locks, Triechlers-Mauser Mill and Lock, Catasauqua remains &  Catasauqua Historical Society, Coplay cement kilns, Bethlehem Monocacy Creek Aqueduct, Freemansburg Lock 44 and Locktender’s House, and Easton Chain Dam, Guard Lock, & Locktender’s House.

 

Lectures

TBD

 

Special Programs

Friday May 15th at 7:00 PM

Canal Society of New Jersey Meeting – Morris County Cultural Center

Gordon Perry will be presenting a program on the Delaware & Hudson Canal at the May 15th meeting of the New Jersey Canal Society.  Morris County Cultural Center is located at 300 Mendham Road, Morris Township, New Jersey.  Refreshments will be served at 7:00 PM & the meeting will start at 7:30 PM.

 

Annual Programs

Friday - Sunday June, 5th, 6th, 7th

Saltsburg’s 39th Annual Canal Days (Saltsburg.org)

Stone House Museum Tours, Quilt Show, Fireman’s Parade, Games, Crafters, Food, Local Artisans & more.

 

Sunday June 28th

Canal Day - Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park (Schuylkillcanal.org; 610-917-0021)

Located at 400 Towpath Road, Mont Clare, PA near Phoenixville.   This full day of family-oriented fun along the Schuylkill Canal Park includes tours of the Locktender’s House, lock openings, food, music, kids' fishing derby, face painting, games & crafts.  Competitive activities such as the Schuylkill River Trail Run/Denny Porinni Memorial Run, the Canoe/Kayak 5-Mile Water Trail Race, and the and world-renowned International Canal Joust.  Food trucks and a Sly Fox Beer Garden will also be on site.  St. Michael Field and Pavilion at the end of Jacob Street will be used for parking and additional events.   The Schuylkill Canal Association charges a small fee for this event.

 

Conferences

Sunday - Thursday September 20 - 24

World Canals Conference 2020 – Leipzig Germany (wccleipzig2020.com)

Since the early 1990s, the major ecological project to remediate former lignite mining sites – a task unprecedented in its scale and complexity – has brought about a stunning change in the landscape and urban environment. While lignite continues to be mined in certain areas, other areas have undergone extensive and laborious remediation measures to reclaim them: the creation of lakes, inland waterways and tourist infrastructure on an extraordinary level. A wide range of technical, technological and methodological skills have been developed, which are now in demand worldwide by regions facing similar challenges.

   

 


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