Art, History, Music and Hayrides Combine in Celebration of Iron Furnaces

Sep 26, 2012

The 21st anniversary of the Lackawanna Iron Furnaces’ designation as a historic place will be celebrated in style with live music, a nighttime illumination, tours of the Estate and more on Friday, Oct. 5.

In conjunction with the Hope Horn Gallery exhibit “The Lackawanna Iron Furnaces of Scranton, Pennsylvania: History, Art, Heritage,” a concert from local band Cabinet will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Iron Furnaces on Cedar Avenue as part of downtown Scranton’s First Fridays.

The event will kick off with a nighttime illumination of the furnaces by Robert Balitsky of the Diva Theater and the start of the concert.

Cabinet is a local bluegrass band with folk and country influences. Formed in 2006, the six-piece band has released several albums and played at concerts and festivals in a variety of locations, including the Philadelphia Folk Festival in Schwenksville and the RiverHawk Festival in Brooksville, Fla.

Along with the concert, hayrides between the iron furnaces and The University of Scranton will be offered by Brookvalley Farm.

Tours of The Estate, a historic building at the University commissioned by Joseph Scranton in 1871, will also take place from 7 to 8 p.m.

The exhibit “The Lackawanna Iron Furnaces of Scranton, Pennsylvania: History, Art, Heritage” will be on display at The Hope Horn Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Hyland Hall, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, through Friday, Nov. 16.

For additional information, call The Hope Horn Gallery at 941-4214.

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