4 Robesonia area women, Barbara Breininger, Holly Baim Swanson, Donna Kuhn and Wanda Gartner were able to have the Robesonia Furnace Triangle listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. In 1989, they started the Friends of the Robesonia Furnace and organized the first Robesonia Furnace Festival.
In 2021, The Friends of the Robesonia Furnace celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the Robesonia Furnace Districts induction into the National Register of Historic Places. This effort was spearheaded in 1989 by a small group of local women who recognized the importance of the region. In 1991, the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service recognized the significant contributing nature of the Robesonia Iron Furnace and entered the Furnace campus into the National Registry, as a Historical Site.
Many local families have had ancestors that worked, or lived in the Furnace District. Through the donations of items and sharing of memories, the furnace and its significance to the area lives on. Please consider donating photos, stories, your time, and even consider our non-profit in your estate planning. We need all the help you can graciously afford.
Check out this great video, featuring a excellent summary of the Furnace's history with amazing photographs.
Private tours can be arranged for individuals, your school, church or youth group. Just reach out to us! There is NO age group that wont find something fascinating here!
This video is a recording of a talk given by Jim Polczynski that tells the story of how interpretation changed over time at the Cornwall Iron Furnace. Cornwall Iron Furnace produced iron from 1742 until 1883 and then became a museum in 1932. It is located in Cornwall, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Join us for our honored speaker, Jim Polczynski from the Friends of Cornwall Iron Furnace, writer and published a recent book titled "Souls ...
There are so many ways to support our mission. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways to get our message to your community.
50 Furnace Street, Robesonia, Pennsylvania 19551, United States