Friends of Taconic State Park invites history lovers to have a blast at “Furnace Fest at the Copake Iron Works” on Saturday, November 8th from noon to 2pm. This year’s celebration will feature a display of 19th century ironmaking artifacts from the group’s museum project, a scavenger hunt on the Iron Works history trail, and lunch at the Iron Bar and Grill.
Since its establishment in 2008, Friends of Taconic State Park has carried out several preservation and stabilization projects at the Copake Iron Works including the construction of a protective shelter for the 19th century blast furnace, and extensive masonry repairs to the Engine House and Machine Shop.
Plans are now underway to stabilize the deteriorating cornerstones of the blast furnace. With the preservation of several key assets at the site, and the newly launched museum project, the Copake Iron Works site has become an increasingly popular destination for tourists, and an important resource for 19th century industrial historians.
The Copake Iron Works historic site is located within Taconic State Park, opposite 33 Valley View Road in Copake Falls, NY. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.FriendsofTSP.org.