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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

PROGRAM (Mouse over the session titles to see descriptions of them or CLICK for a downloadable pdf.)

  9:00 REGISTRATION, COFFEE AND REFRESHMENTS

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

10:15 BEHIND THE ELEGANCE - STATE OF THE ART ENGINEERING IN THE
            VICTORIAN AND GILDED AGE

            John “Sandy” Needham, President, Roebling Chapter, SIA

10:45 THE HACKENSACK WATERWORKS: HISTORY & PRESERVATION UPDATES
            Cynthia Forster, Director, Div. of Cultural and & Historic Affairs, Bergen County NJ

11:15 A NEW TORCH FOR MISS LIBERTY: THE REMAKING OF THE TORCH FLAME OF
            THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

            Jean Wiart, Les Metalliers Champenois, Paterson, NJ

11:45 PATERSON GREAT FALLS NATIONAL PARK UPDATES & OUTLOOK
            Darren Boch, Superintendent, Great Falls National Historical Park

12:00 LUNCH

  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, Retired Bethlehem Steel foreman

  3:00 BREAK refreshments provided

  3:30 INSTALLATION & REHABILITATION: SETTING UP THE NATIONAL MUSEUM
            OF INDUSTRIAL HISTORY

            Michael Piersa, Historian and Museum Specialist, NMIH

  4:00 JAMES P. ALLAIRE & THE HOWELL WORKS AT ALLAIRE STATE PARK
            Annamarie Klose Hrubes, William Paterson University

  4:30 CLOSING REMARKS
            John “Sandy” Needham, President, Roebling Chapter, SIA


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