Friday, August 8, 2014

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS 28TH ANNUAL HIGHLANDS CONFERENCE

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

28TH ANNUAL HIGHLANDS CONFERENCE

Hosted by

THE NORTH JERSEY HIGHLANDS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

INC. ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER NYSAA

FRIENDS OF STERLING FOREST STATE PARK


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014
LAUNTENBURG VISITOR CENTER, STERLING FOREST STATE PARK
115 OLD FORGE ROAD, TUXEDO, NY

CONFERENCE THEME: HISTORIC IRONMAKING

In 2014 we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the arrival of Ironmaster Peter Hasenclever in Ringwood in 1764.

Please join us at this “IRONMASTERS CONFERENCE” by presenting your research.  Topics should  relate to aspects of the iron industry – works, mines, owners and workers, etc.  Presentations should be limited to 25 minutes and may be illustrated in Power Point only.  (We will not have slide projectors or overhead projectors available). Presenters will have an opportunity to interact with fellow presenters and an audience of iron buffs,  archaeologists, and iron industry historians.  The event is free to attend, but reservations will be required as space is limited.

Sterling Forest State Park is an historic iron site containing Sterling Furnace, the ruins of a workers village, ruins of iron related buildings and many mines.  The beautiful Launtenburg Visitor Center overlooks Sterling Lake and contains several exhibits relating to the history of iron mining and manufacturing in the Park along with an introductory movie that describes the region and its resources.

Kindly submit a title and abstract to Edward J. Lenik, R.P.A., Program chair, via email atedlenik@hotmail.com or snail mail at 100 Deerfield Road, Wayne, NJ 07470-6414 bySeptember 1, 2014. Please include your affiliation and a brief bibliography.

Walking tours of iron sites in the region are being planned and the three sponsoring organizations will have books for sale in the Bookroom.

Questions?  Please contact Ed Lenik at the email above.