SIA 2010 Fall Tour
Vermont • September 16-19, 2010
SUNDAY, September 19, 2010
Sunday Tour Su1: Barre Architectural Walking Tour (morning to noon)
Joelen Mulvaney of the Barre Historical Society will lead a 2-3 hour walking tour of Barre architecture, monuments and Hope Cemetery, where we will be joined by sculptor Giuliano Cecchinelli.
Sunday Tour Su2: Granite Quarry Mountain Biking Tour (morning to noon)
Millstone Hill Trails is a large trail system linking many dozens of old quarries in Barre. Operator and quarry buff Pierre Couture has agreed to lead a mountain biking tour of the quarry trail and to provide interpretation. Participants may bring their own bikes, helmets and transportation, or they may be rented for an additional $25. Note: only six rental bikes are available.
Sunday Tour Su3: Mills and Barns Tour (morning to noon)
We will visit the Old West Church (1825) and the Robinson Saw Mill (1803) at Kent’s Corner, which has a turbine and saw dating to 1876. Ben Thresher's Mill (1872) in Barnet Center features a recently reconstructed penstock and an outstanding collection of 19th century wood and metal working machinery. The mill, which was a HAER documentation project in 1979, is now a museum. At Marshfield we will visit Vermont's only extant covered 'farm bridge' and one of the largest dairy barns every built. Note: tour size is limited.
Weather in mid-September can be variable, with hot humid days still possible, and cool nights. Rain is possible.
All of the usual SIA Road Rules will apply. Take special note of the hard hat requirement for the Friday Granite Tour (F1) and the shoe requirements for the Saturday Copper Mine Tour (S1). Please note the SIA Policy on Refunds. Tours and content are always subject to change, including cancellation.
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