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Cornwall Iron Furnace, State Historic Site located in Cornwall, PA



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Transition from Grubbs to Colemans, Aug. 2017 “Transition from Grubbs to Colemans” is the topic for the scheduled August lecture sponsored by the Friends of Cornwall Iron Furnace on Tuesday, August 8 at 7:00 p.m. The program will be held in the Freeman Hall Auditorium on the campus of Cornwall Manor Retirement Community. It is free and open to the public in a handicap-accessible venue. Local historian Jim Polczynski, who has spent many hours researching the Colemans, will be the speaker. His interest in the Coleman family and their legacy began in 1999 when he began to renovate the building in Cornwall which became the Cornwall Inn. His presentation will explore the events that led to the transition of ownership of the Cornwall Furnace, the Hopewell Forges and the Cornwall Ore Banks from the Grubb family to Robert Coleman’s possession of the Furnace and Forges and 5/6th of the Ore Banks. Polczynski, who resides in nearby Hershey, is working in the computer business as a project manager overseeing corporate legal software installations. He has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Villanova and has done doctoral work at Lehigh. He is also currently working on a book about the Coleman family. The next lecture in the monthly series is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, when Frank Weidman will speak about The History of Stained Glass. Please check the website for more of Cornwall Iron Furnace’s special lectures and events. (

Cornwall Iron Furnace, State Historic Site located in Cornwall, PA

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Cornwall Iron Furnace Associates

Cornwall Iron Furnace
94 Rexmont Road
P.O. Box 251
Cornwall, PA 17016
Phone: 717-272-9711
Fax: 717-272-0450

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Tom Wolf, Governor |
Nancy Moses, Chairman
Interim Executive Director, Beth Hagar

With generous support of the Friends of Cornwall Iron Furnace.

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