Annual Wright Stuff Film Fest

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27th Annual Wright Stuff Film Fest
(Resumed after a 2-year hiatus)

Monday, December 5, 2016
Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

Martha Capwell Fox, Archives & Museum Coordinator

Martha Capwell Fox is in charge of maintaining the Museum’s collection of photographs, artifacts, books, films and videos, and historic documents. She creates and installs exhibits for the Museum’s changing exhibit gallery; “Dixie: Easton’s Cup of Health and Happiness” was presented during the 2016 season. In addition, Martha works as a docent and interpreter in the Museum, the Locktenders House, and aboard the Josiah White II, the only mule-drawn canal boat ride in Pennsylvania.

The presentation will include W.W. Chambers’ 1930s era film of the Fairmount Waterworks, the Aquarium, Boathouse Row and Fairmount Park. Also included will be the segment of the 1979 NOVA episode “The Bridge that Spanned the World” which describes the birth of the American Industrial Revolution in the Lehigh Valley. “This is Steel”, a film from Bethlehem Steel and “Blast Furnace/Open Hearth Furnace” from US Steel will be included as well as “Silk Mill” footage shot in the last silk mill in Allentown. If time permits, a railroad film will be included.

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