Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Canals of Pennsylvania: 1792 – 1931

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Our state was once crisscrossed by a network of over 1600 miles of man-made waterways. These pathways played a key role in America’s expansion westward. Join us as Jim Rubillo explores the development, heyday, and decline of this now forgotten means of transportation, economic growth and communication.

Lectures are FREE and open to the public.

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Episcopal Church of Our Saviour
The Parish House, Homestead Hall
821 Homestead Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046
(east side of Old York Road, one block south of the Jenkintown Library, and one block north of West Avenue)

The lecture series is sponsored by a grant from the Jenkinstown Lyceum. For more information please call the Old York Road Historical Society at 215–886–8590.