Brass Valley, the Fall of an American Industry
Sunday, September 20, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Kent Town Hall, Emery Roth II of Warren, author of “Brass Valley, The Fall of an American Industry,” will present a poignant, richly illustrated talk on the legendary history of the Naugatuck River Valley’s brass industry, which began in 1802. Brass parts then became indispensable in the age of steam and electricity. As the industry grew across the Brass Valley, mill towns along the river developed into thriving cultural centers. Roth ponders the waning of the industry and its legacy as well. This talk is being presented in collaboration with the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association.