Rebecca Lukens: Founding Mother of Iron and Steel in Coatesville

Thur July 21st 5:30pm – 7:30pm

National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum, 50 S 1st Ave, Coatesville, PA 19320

Celebrate the life and times of Rebecca Lukens, American’s first female industrialist, and her descendants. Although by far not the only woman who managed iron furnaces in the 19th century, Rebecca was the only documented woman to manage multiple businesses. The list of National Historic Landmark properties along South First Avenue includes her home Brandywine Mansion, Terracina, and the steel industry that evolved from the original iron business. The proximity of these homes and offices to the mill reflects the Lukens and Huston families’ long-standing commitment to living and working close to the factory and community. Learn about the owners of the mills and the men and women who worked in them.

There are multiple tours throughout the evening. After parking sign up for one of the tours in the main building. Registration starts at 5:30.
Parking & Registration
National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum,
50 South 1st Avenue, Coatesville