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About Us

The Pennsylvania Canal Society,
founded in 1966, is a non-profit educational organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Purpose. The aim of the Society is to preserve the rich heritage of canaling in Pennsylvania; to promote the preservation and restoration of existing canal sites; to encourage canal research; and to make available to the public materials on canals, their operation and history.

Activities. The Society publishes Canal Currents, our quarterly historical journal of articles primarily about Pennsylvania's old towpath canals.

The Society, in cooperation with Hugh Moore Park, helps to maintain the National Canal Museum in Easton, PA. Here also is the Society's research library and archives. Membership in the Society entitles members to free use of the library and archives.

Twice each year the Society conducts weekend field trips for members and guests. These tours visit various canal sites in or near Pennsylvania. Various Society members are available to speak, present illustrated lectures, and conduct guided tours of canal sites.

Teachers, hikers, historians, engineers, photographers, housewives, economists, mule-drivers, and you, whatever your interests or hobbies may be, are invited to join the Pennsylvania Canal Society. Come share and explore Pennsylvania's rich heritage of canals.



Pa. Canal Society C/O Emrick Technology Center 2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd. Easton, Pa 18042