Archaeology at Joanna Furnace

When did you first know what you wanted to do when you grew up? My plans varied in childhood, but by my early teens I knew that I loved past cultures and old items. By high school, I was considering Egyptology or Romanology and longed to visit ancient cities with thousands of years of history that I was reading about in Archaeology magazine, books and my Latin class. A visit to one of the fall...
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Joanna Furnace Women: 1881-1925, The Study of Women’s Roles in Industrial Society

The world of iron production was a rough-and-tumble af­fair, a great contrast to the passive, sheltered world which historians and others often associate with Ameri­can women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Yet women were a part of Joanna Furnace since its beginnings in 1792, when ironmasters Samuel Potts and Thomas Rutter paid Katy Cryley wages of seven shillings,...
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Heritage Highlights

Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Revolutionary Times at Brandywine, September 17, 1995 Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall Lecture: “Joanna Furnace”, August 8, 1995 Drake Well Museum, Titusville Annual Oil Field Picnic, July 2, 1995 Antique Automobile Show, July 9, 1995 Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society’s Fall Gas Up, September 16, 1995 Eckley Miners’ Village,...
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Heritage Highlights

Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall Lecture:” America Starts Here: Pennsylvania’s Historic Sites”, May 9, 1995 Lecture: “Joanna Furnace”, August 8, 1995 Lecture: “The Welsh Slate Mining Community of Delta, York County”, September 12, 1995 Lecture: “Henry Clay Furnace, Lancaster County: An Archaeological Perspective”, October 10, 1995 Lecture:...
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