Early Groton Industries: Ramble Sponsored by GHS
Tuesday, July 15 Groton Historical Society will sponsor a talk and trip exploring facets of Groton's past. Archeologist Marty Dudek will speak on Smoke-Out on Smoke Hill and More: Early Industry in Groton at Groton Historical Society's headquarters at Boutwell House at 172 Main St., Groton at 7 p.m. His illustrated talk will highlight charcoaling, potash production, the bog iron industry, tanneries, and include briefly sawmills and the soapstone quarry.
Mr. Dudek is the senior project manager and principal archeologist at John Milner Associates, historic preservation and cultural resources management firm. His 2012 tour of the Groton soapstone quarry established Mr. Dudek as a popular and knowledgeable speaker on Groton history.
After his talk, participants are invited to carpool to the Job Shattuck House for a tour of its early architectural details from its owner, and to enjoy Tom Callahan's traditional and delicious homemade ice cream. Directions and address information will be given that evening.
Thanks to a grant from Commissioners of Trust Funds, this program is free and open to the public. For more info, go to GrotonHistoricalSociety.org or call 978-448-0092.