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NNEC-SIA Fall Tour

Friday, October 13, 2017

The tour will begin with a process tour of Webster Valve Co. (Watts Regulator) in Franklin, NH.  They are a 500-employee company that makes fluid control valves.  The tour will also include another flood control dam but this time with a tour guide and access to the gatehouse.  Then to historic Bristol, NH for a guided tour of the old (still in use) power dam and multi-mill site.  The tour will end with an open house at an old construction machinery collector and rebuilder’s place.  He will answer questions about his three buildings worth of antique equipment.

More details will be provided when they become available.

 

 

Welcome to the joint website for the New England chapters of the SIA.

What is Industrial Archeology?

Industrial Archeology (IA) is the identification, interpretation, preservation, and utilization of historical industrial and engineering sites, structures and equipment. IA covers a wide range of topics including manufacturing (mills, machinery, etc.), basic materials (mining, quarrying, wood products, petroleum), power generation (electric, steam, hydro), transportation (railroads, marine, roads, bridges, canals) and public utilities (water, sewer, gas, etc.).

More information on the history of the Society for Industrial Archeology can be found on the SIA website.

Who We Are

The Northern New England Chapter (NNEC-SIA) covers Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and northeastern New York, while the Southern New England Chapter (SNEC-SIA) covers Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Our members come from a variety of backgrounds including professional and amateur archeologists, engineers, historians and enthusiasts who wish to understand and preserve our industrial heritage.

What We Do

The Northern New England Chapter (NNEC) and the Southern New England Chapter (SNEC) publish a joint newsletter twice per year and host the annual New England Industrial Archeology Conference each winter.

Past conferences have included presentations on the Temple glassworks, New Hampshire charcoal kilns, New England's first hydroelectric facility, the Great Mill Works early water power site, and many others.

The chapters also conducts tours of various sites of interest throughout the New England / Northeast New York region, including water-powered mill sites, railroads, covered bridges, sawmills, iron works, canals, museums, mines, quarries, power stations, food-processing plants, as well as tours of still-active factories (known as "process tours").

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