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ROLAND CURTIN FOUNDATION AUTHORIZES AGREEMENT TO PURSUE OWNERSHIP OF EAGLE IRON WORKS AND CURTIN VILLAGE
Really big news:
The Board of Roland Curtin Foundation by unanimous vote on March 3, 2022 authorized execution of an agreement with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) to pursue ownership of the land and buildings of Eagle Iron Works and Curtin Village. The transition phase leading to deed transfer presents some challenges, but even greater opportunities. We, the Board, are enthusiastic and welcome your time, your talent and your resources to this effort.
In the photo, Board officers sign the document -- President Sue Hannegan (left) and Secretary Ellen Frost (top right).
As of August 23, the initial steps in the transition process are proceeding smoothly.
WHAT'S NEW IN THE BLOG ? Check out the latest blog posts: Remarkable Curtins -- Andrew Gregg Curtin and Hoyt Curtin. In previous posts, discover the huge model of Eagle Iron Works at the State Museum in Harrisburg. Learn how it must have been to grow up in Curtin. Encounter other remarkable people of Curtin: Nancy Barger, JB Leathers and Martha Glenn. See how the JB (John Bitner) Leathers Homestead passed on to the Glenns of Curtin and back to Mt Eagle natives, the Bitners. Read about transportation systems built to connect Eagle Iron Works and Curtin Village to cities. See The Railroad Reaches Curtin and Canal at Eagle Iron Works. Find out why Curtin Villagers before the late 1870s wouldn't eat tomatoes in The Poisonous Tomato in Curtin Village.
Previous Blog Posts:
Remarkable People of Curtin -- Nancy Barger Apr 16,2022
Poetry from Curtin Village Mar 28, 2022
Eagle Iron Works Displayed in Harrisburg ... Mar 25, 2022
Growing up in Curtin Village Mar 3, 2022
Remarkable People of Curtin -- JB Leathers. Feb 26, 2022
Remarkable People of Curtin -- Martha Glenn Feb 25, 2022
Frozen in Time Feb 22, 2022
A Fiercely Independent Curtin Villager Feb 21, 2022
The Poisonous Tomato in Curtin Village Feb 20, 2022
The Curtin Store Circa 1895 Feb 17, 2022
The Railroad Reaches Curtin Feb 10, 2022
Canal at Eagle Iron Works Feb 10, 2022
Nicknames in Curtin Village Feb 7, 2022
African Americans in Curtin Feb 7, 2022
Curtin Post Office Feb 2, 2022
Dowdy's Hole Feb 1, 2022
Root Beer at Eagle Emporium ... Jan 29, 2022
Curtin Mansion Fire of 1914 Jan 27, 2022