Saturday, June 16, 2018

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Celebrates 80th Anniversary With Summer of Free Fun

The cast house at Hopewell Furnace.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

This years year marks the 80th year of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site as a unit of the National Park Service. 
Stoking the furnace at Hopewell.

To celebrate, the site will be offering programs and activities throughout the summer and fall to honor 80 years of preservation and service to the American people. 

The celebration will culminate on Saturday, Aug. 4 with the celebration of Establishment Day. A day full of family activities, it will culminate with a special program and birthday cake.

A wide variety of programs are offered this summer: molding and casting demonstrations on weekends, exploring the goods for sale in the Village Store, hikes and walks to lesser known areas of Hopewell Furnace, evening programs on Fridays at French Creek State Park amphitheater, cast iron cooking demonstrations, charcoal making, fiber arts, autumn apple picking and much more. Special events include our annual Independence Day commemoration, StarFest (Aug. 11) and Life on the Civil War Homefront (Sept. 15 and 16). 

Finally, the park has two new stamps for the National Park Service passport program, one for its birthday, the other for the Village Store.

All activities are free and will be posted on the web events calendar for Hopewell Furnace:

Staff can be reached during business hours at (610) 582-8773. The park is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Sunday, Oct. 14. 

Winter hours are Wednesday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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