Thursday, July 20, 2017

Walking Tour of Ironville Company Ruins Planned

replica forge in Penfield MuseumThe Adirondack History Museum will host a walking tour of the Crown Point Iron Company ruins on Saturday, July 29.

Local Historian and author Morris Glenn will lead the tour. One of the highlights of the tour will be discussion on the Penfield Forge Project. The projects includes plans to rebuild the replica of the first iron forge in Northern New York that was originally at Frontier Town.

In 2016, the replica forge was moved to the Penfield Museum in Ironville. The five-year project will recreate a facsimile of a working cold-blast iron forge that Major Skene operated in the initial colonial period prior up to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. The Skene forge was captured by the Colonial forces on Lake Champlain and then used by Benedict Arnold to build the first American Navy.

The tour will meet at 10:30 am. People are asked to wear comfortable shoes, and bring their own food and beverages for a lunch break. The event is free, but RSVPs are required by noon on July 28. To sign up, and learn about the meeting location, contact (518) 873-6466 or echs@adkhistorymuseum.org.

Photo: Forge Replica in Penfield Museum, provided.

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