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Conference on iron

From: David Harvey <dharvey>
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 1998
1998 Ironmasters Conference:
The Salisbury Iron District
May 16-17, 1998

The 1998 Ironmasters Conference will be held Saturday and Sunday,
May 16-17, in the Salisbury Iron District.  This area, which is
centered in Northwestern Connecticut (USA), and includes adjacent
sections of Massachusetts and New York, was once the third largest
pig iron-producing district in the United States.  This event is the
first Ironmasters Conference in New England, and will introduce the
rich ironmaking heritage of the Salisbury district, which ranges
from Thomas lambs' 1735 lime Rock, CT, Bloomery Forge, to the
Richmond, MA, and Cannan, CT, blast furnaces, last operated in 1923.

Conference Schedule:

Saturday, May 16th:  Connecticut Iron Symposium and Open papers
    Session

Speakers:

    Robert B. Gordon - An Overview of the history and technology of
    ironmaking in the Connecticut and the Salisbury District.

    Edward M. Kirby - Historic ironmaking site interpretation and
    preservation in the Salisbury District.

    David B. Ingram - Revolutionary War cannon founding in the
    Salisbury District.

    Gregory J. Galer - Technological development at the Ames
    Ironworks at Falls village, Ct.

    Michael Raber - Research & Preservation efforts at the Mine Hill
    ironmaking site in Roxbury, CT.

    Walter Landgraff - Overview of ironmaking in Connecticut's
    Farmington Valley.

    Robert Gradie III - Bloomery Forges in Windham County and
    eastern Connecticut.

Open Papers Session:

If you are interested in giving a 20 minute paper on ironmaking
research, preservation, or interpretation please send a title,
abstract, and short biography to Matthew A. Kierstead, 22 Rosewood
Street #3F, Pawtucket, RI  02860 USA.

Sunday, May 17th:   Ironmaking Sites Bus Tour

For further conference information and registration please contact:

    Mr. Matthew A. Kierstead
    22 Rosewood Street #3F
    Pawtucket, RI  02860   USA

David Harvey
Associate Conservator,
Metals & Arms
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
P.O. Box 1776
Williamsburg, Virginia  23187-1776  USA
757-220-7039

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