Forge of Innovation Educational Website
Lesson plans, history, and images have been combined by Springfield Armory National Historic Site and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to create a WEBsite about the development of industrial interchangeable manufacturing at Springfield Armory.
THE INDUSTRIALIZATION OF THE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY, 1812-1865
Primary source materials, multimedia, and curricula on the pioneering industrialization and achievement of mechanized interchangeable mass production at Springfield Armory during a critical period of American History.
SPRINGFIELD ARMORY 1892-1945
The Springfield Armory was a vital cog in the U.S. production machine throughout the years 1892-1945. It was the expansion of the scope of warfare that pulled traditional labor forces (mostly white men) away from the home front to the front lines and simultaneously created enormous demand for the Armory's products. Primary materials - including oral histories, images, and other resources are available for the support of educational programs.