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Learn at Lunchtime: TM Fowler’s PA Bird’s-Eye Views past, present and future

April 20, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Join us and John Hayden, an energy engineer with Reynolds Energy Services, Harrisburg, as he discusses the past, present and future of Pennsylvania’s industrial communities.  T.M. Fowler’s bird’s-eye views were highly regarded for their accurate depiction of not just buildings but infrastructure – the industries and transportation systems that allowed these towns and cities to grow and prosper in the decades after the Civil War.  By drawing on satellite imagery and other resources, Mr. Hayden will discuss some of the ways that Fowler’s views can be used to guide municipalities as they look to modernize their local economies and literally build on their past.

This is the second of three “Learn at Lunchtime” talks being offered in April in conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibition, ‘Everything of Interest Shown’:  T.M. Fowler’s Bird’s-Eye Views of Pennsylvania, 1885-1905.  The exhibit runs through May 6.

This event is included with General Admission.


About 3rd in the Burg:
3rd in the Burg is a city-wide initiative to establish and maintain a vibrant arts and entertainment culture by forging connections between artists and merchants in Harrisburg, PA.

On the third Friday of every month, Harrisburg venues open their doors to streets full of culture lovers of all kinds. A collaboration begun in 2010 by a diverse group of galleries and businesses, 3rd in the Burg has grown into one of Harrisburg’s most vital and recognizable city events.


April 20, 2018
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
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