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Scranton Iron Furnaces to Host Arts on Fire Festival June 7&8

The Arts on Fire Industrial Arts Festival is free and open to the public on both Saturday and Sunday.
The Scranton Iron Furnaces are one of 25 historic sites and museums administered by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History®. For more information, visit www.PATrailsofHistory.com.
On Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Sunday, June 8, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Scranton’s fifth annual “Arts on Fire Festival” will be held at the Iron Furnaces historic site.  The industrial arts festival will include an iron pour and industrial arts demonstrations.  Both days will include art and food vendors, and music. 
 
  The Arts on Fire Industrial Arts Festival is free and open to the public on both Saturday and Sunday.  The event is sponsored by a 2013 Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department Grant; ARTS Engage!--Keystone Iron Works Grant, Keystone College, Lackawanna County, the Lackawanna Heritage Valley in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the National Park Service.  It organized by partners including:  the AFA Gallery;  Anthracite Heritage Museum & Iron Furnaces Associates;  Art Works Gallery & Studio; Electric City Trolley Museum; Elm Street Revitalization Project; Everhart Museum; First Friday Scranton; Keystone College; Keystone Iron Works; Lackawanna County; Lackawanna Heritage Valley;  Lackawanna Historical Society, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; Rocky Glen & Pippin Pictures; St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Steamtown National Historic Site; and United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA.
 
The Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Avenue, Scranton, are administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodations to participate in this program or visit should call the Anthracite Heritage Museum at 570-963-4804, in advance, to discuss their needs. Pennsylvania TDD relay service is available at (800) 654-5984. The Scranton Iron Furnaces site is on the Pennsylvania Trail of History®, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information, or to request a free, 24-page visitor’s guide, visit www.phmc.state.pa.us, or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.
 
The site is operated in partnership with the Anthracite Heritage Museum and Iron Furnaces Associates.  For more information about the Scranton Iron Furnaces visit www.anthracitemuseum.org or www.artsonfirefestival.com.
 
(Information from Fran Pantuso Community Outreach Manager
Lackawanna County Commissioner's Office


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