OLIVER EVANS CHAPTER
30th Annual Wright Stuff Film Fest
Martha Capwell Fox, Archives & Museum Coordinator, National Canal Museum, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Easton, PA
Martha Capwell Fox is in charge of maintaining the Museum’s collection of photographs, artifacts, books, films and videos, and historic documents which preserve the history of anthracite mining and the canals which carried the coal to market as well as the industries which sprang up as a result. She creats and installs exhibits for the Museum’s changing exhibit gallery. In addition, Martha works as a docent and interpreter in the Museum, the Locktender’s House and aboard the Josiah White II, the only mule-drawn canal boat ride in Pennsylvania and does many presentations for historical societies and education programs.
This presentation will include a 1950 Lukens Steel view of The World’s Largest Plate Mill, a showing of Rolling on Rail from Steelton, a short Bethlehem Steel showing, a 1995 viewing from US Steel’s Fairless Mill, a National History Day finalist Jigs Do the Work Much Better about the impact of mechanization on the anthracite breaker boys and a very short showing on the Wanamie Mine steam engine.
Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
Time: 5:30 Refreshments 6:15 Program
Cost: $10 per person if pre-registered $15 for walk-ins
Place: Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center. You should be able to park on the Circle, close to the FWWIC.
Reservations: Contact Helen Schenck, Treasurer at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-313-8301