Historical Commission Events
Elverson’s Role In The American Iron Industry Presentation
Springfield Room, Hopewell Manor, Main Street, Elverson, Pa
September 18, 2013, 7 p.m.
The Historical Commission Presentation is now available, below.
Local author and historian Bob Patry delivered a historical presentation titled “Elverson, PA: Home of The Hands That Rocked The Cradle of The American Iron Industry.”
Patry’s presentation provided an overview of the history of Elverson area iron furnaces, focusing on the families that built the local furnaces, the iron making process, the region’s role during the American Revolution, and the collapse of the Elverson area iron industry.
Patry was a former Elverson resident and past chairperson of the Elverson Historical Commission. He was the author of the 2011 book, “The History of Our Community: Elverson, Pennsylvania.” He was a volunteer with both the Elverson Historical Commission and the Caernarvon Historical Society. Most recently, he had written a play about the region’s involvement in the American iron industry. Please read the tribute to Mr. Patry in the December 2013 Elverson Newsletter.
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