The Roebling Chapter of the Society for Industrial Archeology (RCSIA) has produced an annual Symposium on industrial archaeology and related topics within the NY-NJ metropolitan region since 1981. The Symposium has been hosted in Paterson’s Great Falls National Historical Park since 2010 with the particular attraction of highlighting the new national park's ongoing development. The past five Great Falls Symposia provided presentations of recent developments and research within Paterson and the Great Falls Historic District, as well as many other diverse contemporary topics throughout NY, NJ and Europe.

Please submit your recent research, publication or project on Industrial Archaeology and related topics for presentation. Email your submission topic & synopsis to Gianfranco Archimede garchime[at]

Please include your contact information, title, a synopsis and a short bio for a 20-30 min. presentation. Scholarly research, book publications, field work, topics in history of technology, industrial heritage, historic preservation, threatened sites, curation efforts, historic archaeology and such related topics are welcome! Visit the URL link for a downloadable flyer, and to browse topics presented from past symposia.