Lower Merion Historical Society

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A new book on Lower Merion’s heritage!

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A new book on Lower Merion’s heritage!

Philadelphia’s Pencoyd Iron Works

The story of Lower Merion’s greatest industrial enterprise is recounted by Kevin Righter, whose family, like the Roberts who founded Pencoyd, were among our earliest settlers in the 1600s. Kevin’s great-grandfather worked at Pencoyd for nearly 50 years at the foot of Righters Ferry Road in Bala Cynwyd, on the spot where Kevin’s ancestors operated a river crossing for generations. Chockfull of photos, maps and diagrams, Philadelphia’s Pencoyd Iron Works, Forging Along the Schuylkill River was written with the support of The Lower Merion Historical Society.

Available locally at The Narberth Bookshop or from Arcadia Publishing.

Virtual Book Talk

factory with many smokestacks spans river, connected by bridge
Pencoyd Iron Works bridge between Bala Cynwyd and Manayunk

Virtual Book Talk

Pencoyd Iron Works: An Iconic Lower Merion Landmark

Learn about the history of Pencoyd Iron Works and how it has been re-imagined today as a refurbished historical space. Join author Kevin Righter, LM Historical Society’s Perry Hamilton, and Penn Group’s Donna Galvin and Stephen Gibson McCloskey to delve into the past and future of this iconic historical landmark.

Register for this online event

Ticket pricing is pay-what-you-wish. Contributions will support the work of the Friends of Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries.

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