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Penn’s Woods Over Time: People and the Forest Lecture #2

March 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Andre Weltman, Chairman, Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Each spring, The Institute presents a pair or series of related programs. For 2022, the lectures will be on March 3 and March 10. Our unifying theme is Penn’s Woods…

Spring Lectures 2022—The Second in a Duo of Programs

Charcoal Hearths, Collier Huts, and Haul Roads: Traces of the Iron Industry Across South Mountain

Presented by Andre Weltman—Chairman, Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Andre Weltman will discuss the impact of the iron industry—in terms of ore pits, greenhouse gasses, and labor—plus the largest (and lasting) legacy of ironmaking in our region, its affect on the forests. This impact on the forests affected the way of life for area residents. “Once you know what you’re looking for, you can recognize the shadow of the charcoal iron industry truly everywhere in the Michaux State Forest,” Weltman said. He will talk about the remaining visible legacy of the iron industry.

The program is FREE but registration is required. Email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org

Current pandemic guidelines will be followed.

NEW! VIRTUAL OPTION—Can’t join us in person? Enjoy the program via Zoom! Email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org to get the link and attend the lecture virtually!

Underwriting support provided in part by Robert and Grace Brown.

Additional support by Today’s Horizon Fund Contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation; Alma W. Oyer; APX Enclosures, Inc.; and The Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin.


March 10, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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