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Sunday, September 21th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Group Tour of C. Howard Hiester Canal Center and Gruber Wagon Works

Join the SCA for a tour of the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center that has the largest private collection of 19th century canal memorabilia in America. This outstanding museum presents the complete story of canal transportation with artifacts Mr. Hiester had acquired from the Schuylkill Navigation Company and the Hiester Boatyard. We will also tour the 1882 Gruber Wagon Works which survives as one of the most complete examples of an integrated rural manufactory of its kind in the nation and has an amazing number of artifacts and tools.

Meet at Lock 60 Schuylkill Canal Park (Lock 60: 400 Towpath Rd., Mont Clare, Pa, 610-917-8030) 10:00 AM to car pool to Berks County Heritage Center
Group tour of Berks County Heritage Center (1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading PA 19605) 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
BYO Brown Bag Lunch in Park (we have indoor space if it’s raining) 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Back to Lock 60 for Open House and Lock Opening 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Ages: 8 and up with an adult, $5 donation, pre-registration requested, meet at Locktender’s House

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