Friends of Taconic State Park will presents “Artifacts from the Copake Iron Works” on Sunday, March 15th from 2 to 4 pm at the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society in Copake Falls, NY.
Jim Mackin, vice president of Friends of Taconic State Park, along with members of the group’s museum committee, will speak about the history of the Copake Iron Works and efforts to catalog the many artifacts uncovered in the Iron Works machine shop.
The committee has created a booklet – available for viewing on Sunday – comprising images of hundreds of discovered objects. The presenters will also discuss plans to expand the museum and to offer guided tours of the site and its artifacts.
To learn more about presenter Jim Mackin, visit his website at www.weekdaywalks.com. The Roeliff Jansen Historical Society is located at 8 Miles Road, in Copake Falls, Columbia County, NY. For more information about the event contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Taconic State Park was established in 2008 to support cultural, recreational and educational activities within the Park. The group hosts outdoor events throughout the year, as well as educational programs on the history of the Copake Iron Works, a national and state register listed historic place. Friends of Taconic State Park has undertaken to preserve and stabilize many of the buildings and structures at the Iron Works and is working to raise awareness of the site through various interpretative projects.
For information about the Friends of Taconic State Park, visit www.FriendsofTSP.org, email them at email@example.com, or call 518-966-2730.
Photo provided: A 19th century industrial sewing machine is among the hundreds of objects from the Copake Iron Works that have been photographed and cataloged.