No human endeavor has had a greater influence on the Schuylkill RIver than its 19th century network of dams. Yet, residents of Southern Pennsylvania today may know little about the Schuylkill Navigation, as most of its infrastructure is gone. There were once 32 dams, 46 miles of slackwater pools, 62 miles of canals, and 120 locks. Some remnants are buried, overgrown, or blocked by railways. In 2013, photographer Sandy Sorlier began looking for them.
Join Fairmount Water Works at the opening reception of "Falling Waters: The Legacy Of The Schuylkill Navigation". Be among the first to preview the art and hear from photographer Sandy Sorlien. Registration is required, as space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-reception-falling-waters-the-legacy-of-the-schuylkill-navigation-tickets-26729278993
"Falling Waters" will be on display at Fairmount Water Works from September 15th-December 31, 2016.