Sharon Historical Society Teacherhostel™ – Industrial Archaeology and the Iron Heritage Trail

Date: April 28, 2007

Location: Sharon Historical Society, Sharon, CT
Cost: $15
Cut-Off Date: April 13
Contact Hours: 6
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Participants will explore the history, industry and industrial archaeology in northwest Connecticut. Hear from the experts, see where it happened, and participate in hands-on activities. There will be opportunity to gain an overview of the resources available at the Sharon Historical Society and to provide input on how historical societies and museums can better meet teacher needs.

9:00 – Introduction and Welcome

9:30 – “Industrial Archaeology 101” Victor Rolando, Industrial Archaeologist

10:30 – Break

10:45 – “The Iron Industry in Connecticut” Ed Kirby, author Echoes of Iron in Connecticut’s Northwest Corner

12:00 – Lunch/Tour Hands On Iron Exhibit

1:00 – Beckley Furnace Tour

4:00 – Return to the Sharon Historical Society

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