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    Next Saturday I may go down to NJ for the event listed below. My wife may come with me and I wonder what there might be for her to do in the area while I am a the Symposium. All suggestions appreciated!

    Errol Groff

    Roebling Chapter, Society for Industrial Archeology
    PRESENTS THE 33rd ANNUAL
    GREAT FALLS

    SYMPOSIUM

    on the Industrial Archeology of
    the New York - New Jersey Area
    Saturday, November 16, 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, lunch, presentation of the Roebling Award, historic book and postcard vendors
    Followed by a walking tour of the surrounding Great Falls area.
    Doors open 9:00 for check-in & coffee; Presentations begin at 10:00
    Extended: $20 per person (includes lunch) if received by Nov. 12
    or $30 at the door
    * Students with ID may register for $7 at door, does not include lunch *
    To Register, send your name(s) plus fee (check payable to "Roebling Chapter, SIA")
    Mail to: RCSIA Symposium, c/o Aron Eisenpress, 235 West End Ave., Apt. 14C, New York NY 10023-3648

    FREE PARKING at the Paterson Museum, 2 Market St., Paterson, NJ
    PROGRAM

    9:00 REGISTRATION, COFFEE AND REFRESHMENTS
    10:00 WELCOME - Joe Macasek, President, Roebling Chapter, Society for Industrial
    Archeology and President, Canal Society of New Jersey
    10:10 REHABILITATION OF THE ROGERS STORAGE BUILDING
    Gianfranco Archimede, Paterson HPC, (reviewer)
    Michael Deblasio, NJ Community Development Corporation (owner)
    David Abramson, AIA, CTS Architects (architect)
    11:00 PATERSON MILLS INTENSIVE-LEVEL ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY PROJECT
    Patrick Harshbarger, Hunter Research
    Gianfranco Archimede, Paterson HPC, (reviewer)
    11:30 GREAT FALLS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK NEWS
    Darren Boch, Superintendent, Great Falls National Historical Park
    11:45 LUNCH
    1:00ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ROEBLING AWARD PRESENTATION
    1:30 ROSWELL COLT: THE MAN BEHIND THE INDUSTRIALIZATION OF EARLY PATERSON
    Glenn Corbet, Local Historian/Associate Professor, John Jay College
    2:00 GREAT FALLS CONTINUUM
    Siochain Hughes, Bloomfield College
    2:30 PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION OF A STATIONARY STEAM ENGINE FOR THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF INDUSTRIAL HISTORY
    Mike Piersa, Historian, National Museum of Industrial History
    3:00 BREAK
    3:30 STONE SLEEPERS OF THE CAMDEN & AMBOY RAILROAD, 1830-32
    Pierre Lacombe, Geologist/Hydrologist, US Geological Survey
    4:00 ENGINEERING DRAWINGS OF ANCIENT MACHINES BY LAURITS CHRISTIAN EICHNER FOR THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUE
    James Swan, Machinist, Webb Institute
    4:30 MORRIS CANAL GREENWAY PLANNING PROJECT
    Joe Macasek, President, Roebling Chapter, Society for Industrial
    Archeology and President, Canal Society of New Jersey
    5:00 CLOSING REMARKS
    5:20 Walking tour of the Great Falls and the Morris Canal bed near the Levine Reservoir
    Please click here for the complete program including abstracts of the presentations.
    Errol Groff

    New England Model Engineering Society
    http://neme-s.org/

    YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/GroffErrol?feature=mhee

  • #2
    Any chance she is into mineral collecting? Between Paterson and Franklin is some of the best mineral and fluorescent mineral collecting anywhere on the planet.
    My cup 'o plasma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1vMfmhM9fg No dialog, just ten minutes of dancing plasma and music. Turn on, tune in, space out.

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