Iron Heritage Festival, Danville Pa - July 24, 2010

The Iron Heritage Festival celebrates this rich history and traditions of our community. The Iron Age, 1829 thru 1950 and Danville, PA are truly synonymous. In 1829, the first Iron foundry was established in Danville to manufacture wagon boxes, plowshares, and irons sadiron and griddles. In 1839-1840 Iron Ore started to be mined locally and in 1840 the first Anthracite furnace to efficiently produce iron was opened in Danville. On Oct 8, 1845, the first T-rail in America was rolled out at the Montour Iron Works, the largest iron manufacturing plant in the United States. The T-rail made it possible for Pennsylvania and America to become the leader in the industrial revolution. This festival is a celebration of America’s ingenuity and foresight and is of interest for all of our Nation’s citizens!

In 1999 a few local historians decided to celebrate the iron heritage of Danville, Montour County Pennsylvania. The first year a small amount of people met in Danville’s ‘Canal Park’ and celebrated the history and the people of the era. From this one (1) day event the Iron Heritage Festival has become one of the largest historic festivals in Central PA. The Iron Heritage Festival, with activities encompassing all of the Danville area, is celebrated in July every year.

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Mar 15, 2010
Family tie to this festifal
by: Carol Olsen Neylan

My family has long ties to this iron hetigage. My family was part of the iron working industry with the company in Danville. My great grandfather had a mill in Danville that produced unimental iron for many places in Danville and Hershey PA and Gettysbutg. You need to get in touch with me. I will look at family documents to let you know what mill they ran.

Jan 11, 2010
IHF 2010 dates
by: Lynn

The dates for Danville's Iron Heritage Festival is July 24 with several events throughout the week before. The website will start to be updated in a few weeks up to 2 weeks before the event. Lots of great, fun events are in the planning. Thanks for your comments and please, come and join us at the IHF

Jan 10, 2010
Iron Heritage Festival in Danville, PA
by: Patricia

Thanks for letting us know about your annual Iron Heritage Festival in Danville, PA each July. Would you happen to know the day it will be held in 2010 so visitors can make plans on attending?

I also want to thank you for giving us a brief history behind this annual celebration.

Wishing you success this year and many years to come,


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