Academic and Community Partners Mine Historic Maps to Establish Heritage Park: Preservation of the Friedensville Mine Site President Pump Engine House
Friends of the Libraries speaker series,Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 4:10 pm, Scheler Humanities Forum (Linderman 200).
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 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 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 event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries.