Friends of the Lehigh Libraries talk, “Academic and Community Partners Mine Historic Maps to Establish Heritage Park: Preservation of the Friedensville Mine Site President Pump Engine House” | LTS
Wednesday, March 20 at 4:10pm
Linderman Library, Scheler Humanities Forum, Room 200
30 Library Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18015
The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries Spring program
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 4:10 p.m in the Scheler Humanities Forum, Linderman Library 200
“Academic and Community Partners Mine Historic Maps to Establish Heritage Park: Preservation of the Friedensville Mine Site President Pump Engine House”
Mark Connar, Community Advocate, Friedensville Mines Heritage and Co-Sponsor (with Dr. Lennon) of the Lehigh Park Project (TE Capstone Program, 2018)
Gerard (Jerry) Lennon, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The speakers will discuss how newly acquired historic maps in the Lehigh University Libraries’ Special Collections have been integrated into the 2018 Technical Entrepreneurship (TE) Capstone course, Lehigh Park, which helped them define their concept for a heritage park. They will explain how examination of the Stabler Land Company documents and library research have aided them in further understanding the purpose of the foundations that dot the property, as well as the operational history of the mine. Mr. Connar and Dr. Lennon will also briefly discuss the heritage park plan that is being developed by Lehigh University and Upper Saucon Township. Lastly, they will ask the audience to consider other study opportunities that Lehigh’s ownership of the property affords the academic and student community.
This talk is free and open to the public. For information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-758-4506.