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A new changing exhibits room will open at the National Canal Museum in Hugh Moore Park, Easton on July 4. The room’s inaugural exhibit - "The ‘Untryed’ Enterprise: Forging America’s Industrial Independence" – chronicles the beginning of America’s Industrial Revolution in eastern Pennsylvania through a collection of artifacts, paintings, models and a new video production based on the lives of entrepreneurs Josiah White and Erskine Hazard, the men responsible for the mining, transportation and industrial use of anthracite coal in the greater Lehigh Valley.
The exhibit is supported by the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc. (D&L), with funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The July 4 opening coincides with the 175th anniversary of the first casting of pig iron in North America in an anthracite-fueled hot-air blast furnace. The casting took place in 1840 at the Lehigh Crane Iron Company in Biery’s Bridge, now present-day Catasauqua.
"This is an exciting exhibit to open our new room," said Dennis Scholl, Director of Education and Museum Services for the D&L. "Many historians view the event in Catasauqua as the beginning of the American Industrial Revolution. Once that first cast was made, the revolution was on and the Lehigh Valley was at its forefront."
The new room, which will also serve as a classroom and meeting room, was designed by Exhibit America of Nazareth, PA. "The Untryed Enterprise" exhibit will run through September 30. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The exhibit room opening is part of a larger July 4 event designed to encourage people to bring their holiday picnics to Hugh Moore Park, where all pavilions are open free-of-charge. A variety of activities have been arranged for visitors between 12 and 5 p.m. The exhibit room will open
The City of Easton, Codes Department, in conjunction with Planning and Development have created a Landlord Information page on the City's website. This page is a one stop shop for information relating to rental properties and landlords. Thes page contains copies of the handouts offered at the January 31 and February 21 Landlord Education workshop sessions.
to access the new Landlord Info page.
New Parking areas...
Blue District (Only includes these areas listed)
Bushkill Street 100 and 200 blocks
North 2nd Street
North 3rd Street Parking Lot
North 4th Street
North 4th Street Lot
North 5th Street
Spring Garden Street 100-400 block
Red District (Only includes these areas listed)
Ferry Street 200-400 block
South 2nd Street
South 4th Street
Michael J.Koury Place
Northampton Street Parking Lot 200 block
Pine Street 300 block
Includes all areas Except 3rd Street, Northampton Street, Centre Square, South Bank St, 300 Block Church Street, Larry Holmes Drive, South 3rd Street Lot.
Also NOT included are the meters designated as the Red (15 minute meters)
Blue meters can only be used with a placard and a parking permit.
Cost of Downtown Residential Parking Permits:
Persons age 64 or younger $100.00
Persons age 65 or older $ 60.00 Seniors
NEW SPECIAL PERMIT (GOLD PASS)
INCLUDES RED +BLUE DISTRICTS
Cost of Downtown Special (Gold Pass) Residential Parking Permits:
Persons age 64 or younger $185.00
Persons age 65 or older $100.00 Seniors
The downtown Residential Parking Permit Program requirements are:
1. A valid driver�s license reflecting the current downtown address
2. A valid vehicle registration card reflecting the current downtown address.
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Welcome to the City of Easton, Pennsylvania web site. Whether you are a resident or a visitor I trust that you will find this information to be useful and informative. For residents we hope that you will find the information needed to attend meetings, get involved in a committee, pay a bill or download a form or information on any of our many municipal services. For visitors, we thank you for coming to our page and invite you to visit our city rich in colonial history with a bright and colorful future. I encourage both residents and visitors to check back often as this web site will change and we will add information almost daily.
Easton is a full service city that constantly strives to provide the most effective and efficient municipal services to our residents and visitors. From a full-service professional fire department to a fully accredited police department we work hard to offer our residents and visitors a "Clean and Safe" environment.
Monument in Center Square
In addition to our historic downtown district we are equally proud of our diverse and architecturally rich neighborhoods. Enjoy a walking tour of our historic sites, leisure horse-drawn carriage ride through our historic district or a pleasant mule-drawn canal boat ride along Hugh Moore Historic Park. For real excitement take your children to the Crayola® Factory and our National Canal Museum. Easton is home to Lafayette College, one of the finest institutions of higher learning in America. And yes, we are the home of Larry Holmes, who held the Heavyweight Boxing Title for more than seven and a half years. He owns and operates Ringside Restaurant in the downtown.
The County Seat for Northampton County, Easton is uniquely located within an hour of New York City, Philadelphia and the Pocono Mountains. Come and enjoy our sites, our attractions and most of all our residents.
Mayor Salvatore J. Panto, Jr.
Please click HERE to view Mayor Panto's State of the City Address for 2015.
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