The Roland Curtin Foundation for the Preservation of Eagle Furnace

The non-profit Roland Curtin Foundation (RCF) was incorporated in 1966 with a mission to preserve, restore, and tell the story of the historic site known as Eagle Iron Works and Curtin Village (EIW+CV). The site is currently owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, represented by the PA Historical and Museum Commission. The RCF is now working with PA officials to transition ownership of EIW+CV from the Commonwealth to the Foundation.

EIW+CV is a nationally registered historic site important for its 112-year history of ironmaking on a central Pennsylvania iron plantation during the nineteenth century. A visit to the EIW+CV is a journey back in time to the heyday of the longest-operating charcoal iron plantation in PA, and quite possibly the Nation.

Volunteers support our mission by sharing the industrial, economic, and social history of the site, planning and assisting with programs and events, gardening, fundraising, and maintenance of the nearly 20 structures located on the property.

251 Curtin Road

Howard 16841

501(c)(3) Charity


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