Hot Stuff

You’ll find events on the Trails of History for this weekend and the rest of May in the monthly program listings.

Last week we looked at sheep shearing on the Trails of History. This week’s trend is different; several items came across my radar that seemed to have something in common (can you find the theme?).

Chris Balton shared the above film, “This is My Scranton ‘The Iron Pour’,” with the Anthracite Heritage Museum, who shared it with me. The iron pour is part of the “Fire at the Furnace” and “Arts on Fire Festival” coming up at the Scranton Iron Furnaces, June 6-8.

Part of Rick Brouse's talk on charcoal making via Cornwall's Facebook page
Cornwall Iron Furnace’s most recent installment in the Friends Lecture Series was Rick Brouse’s talk on Charcoal Making earlier this week (like many early iron furnaces, Cornwall used charcoal for fuel). Rick noted that the charcoal burn at Hopewell Furnace NHS will be raked out this Saturday, May 17.

Flagship Niagara photo by Bob Lowry

The Flagship Niagara League has announced new dates for public day sails, bringing the total number of available dates to thirteen. All public day sails leave from the dock behind the Erie Maritime Museum at 1:00 pm and return at approximately 7:00 pm. Day sails include a meal prepared on NIAGARA’S functioning woodstove. Spaces are still available for the June 1 and June 15 sails (with additional dates throughout the summer). Reserve your place now.


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