Discover the Real Lehigh Valley

Date(s) - 04/23/2015
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Easton Area Public Library




Places like the Lehigh Valley and Dutch Country have no formal definition or legal jurisdiction, yet they are very real to the thousands of people who use these names to describe where they live. Geographers call these places – created by landscape, history, and diverse populations – vernacular regions. Dr. Doug Heath will share his research on these local vernacular regions and talk about why some, like the Slate Belt and Saucon Valley, still exist while others,  like the Cement Belt and A-B-E area, have nearly disappeared. Dr. Heath is Professor of Geography, Geology, and Environmental Studies at Northampton Community College.

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library who will also provide refreshments. The program is open to the public and will be held in the Catherine Drake Room on the lower level of the Main Library at 515 Church St.  The room is handicapped accessible at the Church Street entrance.