Iron! The Beauty of a Common Medium

July 15, 2007 —October 14, 2007

Running from July 15, 2007 through October 14, 2007, this exhibition explored the history of the iron industry in Rockland County, from its origins in the iron ore mines in the Ramapo Mountains; the forges and factories of the Dater, Pierson and Suffern families, as well as other factories; to its eventual demise during the first part of the 20th century. Beautiful, unique and diverse forged iron pieces such as household tools, utensils, blacksmithing tools, vehicles, carpentry tools, lighting and more were featured, in addition to miners’ costumes. Visitors had the opportunity to examine common household iron items such as pots, tools and - an iron! This exhibition was curated by Delia Tolz.


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