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ANNUAL GREAT FALLS SYMPOSIUM
on the Industrial Archeology of the New York - New Jersey Area

Saturday, October 21st, 10am-5pm
At the Rogers Locomotive Works Storage Building
32 Spruce St. in Paterson, in the Great Falls National Historical Park

Please join us for the paper sessions, refreshments and lunch

SCHEDULE: Doors open 9:00 AM for check in, coffee, exhibits; presentations begin at 10:00 AM

FEE: $20 per person (includes lunch) if received by Oct. 13 and $30 for those who pay at the door.
Students with valid ID may register for $7 at door, does not include lunch

FREE PARKING at the Paterson Museum, 2 Market St., Paterson, NJ. CLICK for walking directions to the Rogers Building.

TO REGISTER: send your namee(s) plus fee (check payable to "Roebling Chapter, SIA") to
RCSIA Symposium, c/o Kelly Ruffel, 154 Oldham Road, Wayne, NJ 07470

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM – subject to change

9:00           REGISTRATION, COFFEE AND REFRESHMENTS

10:00         WELCOME – John “Sandy” Needham, President, Roebling Chapter, SIA

10:15         A NEW TORCH FOR MISS LIBERTY: THE REMAKING OF THE TORCH FLAME OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
Jean Wiart, Les Metalliers Champenois, Paterson, NJ

10:45         BEHIND THE ELEGANCE - STATE OF THE ART ENGINEERING IN THE VICTORIAN AND GILDED AGE
John “Sandy” Needham, President, Roebling Chapter, SIA

11:15         THE HACKENSACK WATERWORKS: HISTORY & PRESERVATION UPDATES
Cynthia Foster, Director, Div. of Cultural and & Historic Affairs, Bergen County NJ

12:00         LUNCH and vendors tables

1:30           MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

2:00           MEETING MANDATES OF THE E.P.A. AT GREAT FALLS NATIONAL PARK:
RECENT SECTION 106 REVIEWS & ASSESSING IMPACTS TO INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE RESOURCES
Gianfranco Archimede, Vice-President, Roebling Chapter, SIA

2:30           HISTORY OF THE BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY
Donald Young

3:00           BREAK refreshments provided

3:30           INSTALLATION & REHABILITATION: SETTING UP THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF INDUSTRIAL HISTORY
Michael Persia, Museum Specialist, NMIH

4:00           JAMES P. ALLIARE & THE HOWELL WORKS AT ALLIARE STATE PARK
Anna Hrubes, William Paterson University

5:00           CLOSING REMARKS – John “Sandy” Needham, President, Roebling Chapter, SIA


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