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From Rags to Wood: Evolution of Paper Making in New England

  • Weeks State Park Week's State Park Road Lancaster, NH, 03584 United States (map)

A local history of paper making, starting with Crane Paper Company in western MA, which built its mills utilizing rags from NYC, and the transition to wood pulp in the latter half of the 19th century, culminating in the largest pulp/paper mills in the eastern United States - Brown Company. Dr. Linda Upham-Bornstein is a teaching lecturer at PSU; the region's rich history, heritage and culture were the impetus for her pursuit of a Ph.D. in United States history at UNH. Dr. Upham-Bornstein works on northern New Hampshire history and heritage projects in her position as the History, Heritage and Culture Coordinator for the Center for Rural Partnerships.

Presentation is free to public

Earlier Event: August 10
CPR Instruction Workshop
Later Event: August 11
The Danville Fair