The next Virtual Ephrata Academy program from the Historic Ephrata Cloister will share the story of the Cornwall Iron Furnace, one of the best preserved cold blast iron furnace in the Americas. The free program will be offered on Thursday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. The program is offered on Zoom and requires advance registration. Participants can register at the website www.EphrataCloister.org by following the link under the Calendar of Events on the homepage.
The Cornwall Iron Furnace was supplied by one of the largest iron ore deposits in the country. Cornwall Iron Furnace helped to shape the history of this region and was one of the most important sites in the early history of the iron industry. In an illustrated PowerPoint presentation Mike Emery will discuss the history of the furnace as well as give a virtual tour of the structure. Emery is currently the Historic Site Administrator of Cornwall Iron Furnace and has worked for the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum since 1997 at various historic sites in southeastern Pennsylvania. He holds a degree in history from Penn State University and resides near Reading, Pennsylvania.
This is a FREE program, but you must register using this link. You will receive an email with a link to use to join the Zoom call. This program will be recorded and put on our YouTube page to view at your leisure along with past Ephrata Academy presentations.
Phone: (717) 733-6600
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603