Model Making in Massachusetts: Ship Models & Pipe Organs With Harold A. Burnham, Erik Ronnberg, Jr., & Greg Bover Sunday, April 21, 2013
Contact: Maggie Holtzberg, 978-275-1719
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
Lowell, Massachusetts. Looking for a reminder of warmer days, strolling along Lucy Larcom Park during the Lowell Folk Festival? Join us for a folklife program during the "off-season." Come hear three expert craftsmen talk about the role model-making plays in building timber framed schooners, historic representations of seafaring vessels, and pipe organs. Joining us will be National Heritage Fellow and shipwright Harold A. Burnham of Essex, noted maritime historian and ship model builder Erik Ronnberg, Jr. of Rockport, and Greg Bover, VP of Operations at CB Fisk Pipe Organs, Inc. of Gloucester.
Did You Know?
Protests came to Lowell in the mid-1830s. Mill management...twice reduced the take-home pay of women workers. Faced with growing inventories and falling prices, owners believed the only way to sustain profits was to cut labor costs. The mill workers were not willing to accept this logic.