- July 28, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
July 28, 2018
Dr. Justin Parkoff – “Preserving and Conserving Roebling: Next Steps for or Mill Yard Artifacts”
$7.00; $6.00 for Museum Members
The Roebling Museum is proud to present another installment of its monthly, Saturday Lecture Series, Join us for a discussion and demonstration presented by Dr. Justin Parkoff from AECOM. Dr. Parkoff will include film footage demonstration of conservation and preservation methods to be utilized.
The existence and daily operations of the Roebling Museum are a result of decades of work and efforts to document, preserve and exhibit the history, heritage and legacy of the John A. Roebling’s Sons Company, the Roebling family and the village of Roebling. The Museum’s focus is not only on the industrial and technological achievements of the company but on the unique social history of its workforce and the town it created.
In collaboration with the Roebling Museum, the EPA, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Township of Florence, AECOM Technical Services, Inc. is providing historic artifact mitigation services for the Roebling Steel Superfund Site in Roebling, New Jersey. With expertise from Head Archaeological Conservator, Dr. Justin Parkoff, PhD, RPA, AECOM is working on plans to provide for preservation of the existing artifacts and equipment from the John A. Roebling’s Sons Company Steel Mill. Currently on display at the Roebling Museum, these artifacts are large industrial objects that were involved in the manufacturing process at the steel mill. AECOM’s initial approach to designing a conservation and preservation plan includes assessing the current condition of the artifacts, designing and proposing a treatment approach, and proposing a professional mitigation plan that will further extend the life of each artifact currently in place on the Mill Yard, including the locomotive, crane car, flatbed car, ingot and mold cars, ladle, charging pot, slag pot, flywheel, and La Tourneau forklift.
With significant input from Roebling Museum board, staff, founders, community members and local municipality representatives, as well as from the NJ Historic Preservation Office (NJ HPO) and other local and state agencies, plans are in motion to further preserve and conserve these invaluable pieces of Roebling, New Jersey, and Industrial Age heritage for many generations to come.
This presentation is appropriate for all ages, and will take place inside the Roebling Museum’s Media Room.
Advance reservations are strongly recommended. If you do not wish to purchase your ticket on-line, please call the museum at 609/499-7200 to reserve your seat.