National Canal Museum Opens First Exhibit on the Dixie Cup

Jun 3rd, 2016Press Release from National Canal Museum & Hugh Moore Historical Park

EASTON (June 3, 2016) – The National Canal Museum, an affiliate of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor invites you to the opening of Dixie: Easton’s Cup of Health and Happiness, a temporary exhibition featuring the history of the Dixie Cup Corporation. The exhibition will open exclusively to the press, D&L members and invited guests on June 9 from 5 pm to 7 pm. The exhibition will open to the public on June 11 and run through October2.

Located in Hugh Moore Park, Easton, the National Canal Museum will host its first ever exhibit on the Dixie Cup Corporation, founded by Hugh Moore. Drawn from the museum’s collection as well as the Hugh Moore Dixie Cup Collection at the Skillman Library of Lafayette College, the exhibition traces the history of Dixie Cup from its birth during the Progressive campaign against the germ-ridden common drinking cup in the early 20th century through its adoption by the U.S. and eventually, the world.

Advertisements, photographs, video, and vintage cups, will show visitors how Dixie’s founder, Hugh Moore thoroughly instilled his innovative attitudes and marketing genius into his staff and workers.  Together, they turned the simple disposable paper cup into a versatile and ubiquitous part of American life.  Dixie: Easton’s Cup of Health and Happiness is supported by a grant from Georgia-Pacific Corporation.

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that preserves historic pathway that carried coal and iron from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia. Today, the D&L Trail connects people to nature, culture, communities, recreation and our industrial heritage.


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