Roland Curtin Foundation Board Member Philip Ruth recently visited the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg and made a startling discovery in the Industrial Heritage Section.
There before his amazed eyes was a model of the Eagle Iron Works. The whole complex was elaborately detailed: furnace, bridge house, casting house, water race, charge house with water wheel, and tuyere shed.
The exhibit also recounts the archeological effort undertaken in 1971 prior to restoration of the site.
Thanks to Phil for bringing this to our attention. Looks like this exhibit alone is enough to warrant a trip to Harrisburg.
Jerry is a retired general surgeon and a new Board Member of the Roland Curtin Foundation. He has Curtin roots extending back to 1831, through four previous generations.