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Saugus, MA - Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site is excited to announce our upcoming Iron Pour. The event will take place on the grounds of the Saugus Iron Works at 244 Central Street, Saugus, MA on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The pour will occur around noontime on Saturday, although the precise time will be determined by the weather and the conditions of the furnace. Staff will begin prepping the furnace on the morning of the pour at 10:30 AM and the event will conclude at 1:30 PM when our diligent iron workers break open the molds.
“Iron pours are not something you see every day, even though common items like the manhole covers we drive over are cast metal,” states Supervisory Park Ranger Curtis White. “The story of the Saugus Iron Works is about our country’s manufacturing roots. Being able to see an iron pour is an important way to connect with our industrial past and to reflect on our relationship to manufacturing industries that our society is increasingly removed from despite our role as consumers.”
In celebration of the National Park Service centennial, the Saugus Iron Works will be pouring the arrowhead symbol of the National Park Service. Staff at the Saugus Iron Works will be conducting the pour with the assistance of Josh Dow of Green Foundry located in Eliot, Maine.
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site is located at 244 Central Street, Saugus, MA, 01906. This 8.5 acre National Park Service unit was the location of the first integrated ironworks in the colonies and represents the beginnings of what later became one of the biggest industries in the world.