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Free evening yoga classes hosted at Hopewell Furnace this summer

ELVERSON — The Friends of Hopewell Furnace will hold two evening yoga classes on Saturday, July 20, and Saturday, Aug. 17, at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, 2 Mark Bird Lane.

These Friends-sponsored events are free to the public and support the Healthy Parks Healthy People movement founded on the idea that parks can be gateways to good health — for people and the planet.

The July 20 class will be led by Dragonfly Yoga and Fitness of Pottstown and the Aug. 17 class will be led by Wellspring on Main of Douglassville.

These hour-long classes will begin at 6 p.m.  Registration will begin one month before each respective class.  Those interested in participating can register for free by either calling the park front desk at 610-582-8773 or by emailing the park at

Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle and their own yoga mat or beach towel to the class.  More information is available on the park website at

The mission of the Friends of Hopewell Furnace is to support the operation, preservation, and interpretation of the resources of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.  Annually the Friends have assisted the National Park Service in carrying out the goals of the park to protect and serve the landscape and to provide for its enjoyment by this and future generations through supporting various activities related to the park.

Hopewell Furnace was established as a National Historic Site on Aug. 3, 1938, and preserves the late 18th and early 19th century setting of an iron-making community, including the charcoal-fueled furnace, and its natural and cultural resources.  This community illustrates the essential role of industrialization in the growth of the early United States.

The park’s facilities are open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Hopewell Furnace is located at 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson, about five miles south of Birdsboro, off Route 345.  Admission to the park is free.  For more information, call 610-582-8773 or visit the park’s website at

Source: Berkshire mont

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