May 20, 7:00PM

Oregon Ridge Nature Center

The Ridgely family, owners of the vast Hampton Estate, built and operated the iron furnace. Bill will talk about the history of the furnace and its workers. He will discuss the ways that Americans have exploited and changed our natural resources including stone, minerals, wood and water, and transportation history. Adults free(donations appreciated). No registration. OregonRidgeNatureCenter.org