The 365-Day Garden: Lecture by Margaret Roach
Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM (EDT)
Copake Falls, NY
When & Where
Friends of Taconic State Park
Friends of Taconic State Park was established in 2008 when park supporters began meeting to discuss how they could help promote historical, educational and recreational activities within the park. In 2010 the Board of Directors, with the blessings of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, unanimously adopted a 20 year plan to preserve and stabilize the Copake Iron Works historic site. The 19th century site is considered by experts to be a unique and important example of 19th century industrial history, the preservation of which should be a top priority. The first phase of this ambitious plan was completed in November 2012 with the construction an open air roof structure over the Copake Iron Works furnace.
In January, Friends of Taconic State Park launched its Copake Iron Works Furnace Stabilization Campaign. The historic furnace is the centerpiece of the Copake Iron Works. Unmatched among similar historic sites for its intact state, it offers a rare and illuminating glimpse into 19th century ironmaking. The group expects to complete the stabilization effort, and its fundraising campaign, by year-end.