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Virtual Academy

Date(s): 09/09/2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cornwall Iron Furnace

Presented by Mike Emery, Site Administrator, Cornwall Iron Furnace

Cornwall Iron Furnace is the best-preserved cold blast iron furnace in the Americas, and it was supplied by one of the largest iron ore deposits in the country.  Cornwall Iron Furnace helped to shape the history of this region and was one of the most important sites in the early history of the iron industry. Join Site Administrator Mike Emery on September 9 at 7:00PM as he discusses the history of the furnace as well as give a virtual tour of the structure. Emery is currently the site administrator of Cornwall Iron Furnace and has worked for the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum since 1997 at various historic sites in southeastern Pennsylvania.  He holds a degree in history from Penn State University and resides near Reading, PA.

This is a FREE program, but you must register using this link. You will receive an email with a link to use to join the Zoom call. This program will be recorded and put on our YouTube page to view at your leisure along with past Ephrata Academy presentations. 

Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Josh Shapiro, Governor – Hayley Haldeman, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.

Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation
Irene Weidman Charitable Foundation
Ephrata National Bank
Black Forest Brewery/Americana 1777 Inn
A Woman’s Club of Ephrata
The Historic Ephrata Cloister June Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wednesday through Saturday & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sunday. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday