Meet the Expert Series

Ever wonder why the Lehigh Valley became a center for steelmaking, or are curious about the many mills still standing today, which were once home to the region’s thriving silk industry? The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to announce its new “Meet the Expert” series, engaging and interactive programs that seek to answer these questions and more.

Kicking off the series will be a discussion led by Edward S. Henning on Saturday, October 15th at 11am titled, “Natural Resources that Influenced the Rise of Local Industry.” The program will seek to connect the Lehigh Valley’s rich deposits of raw materials and the industrial boom that occurred after their discovery.

Mr. Henning, a native of Easton, PA who now resides in Bethlehem Township, is an adjunct professor at Northampton County Community College who has assisted on U.S. Geological Surveys with Lehigh University and has assisted on archaeological digs with Temple University. He is also a published author of over 40 articles spanning archaeology, geology, and mineralogy. He serves as an advisor to the Honorable Chief Robert Red Hawk Ruth, chief of the Lenape National of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society’s Education Committee.

Event Types: Community Meetings & Gatherings, History, Museums
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