In preparation for the 275th anniversary of the historic 1742 Union Iron Works, the Union Forge Heritage Association (UFHA) is planning a year-long series of events in 2017 to commemorate this historic milestone. The UFHA is proud to be the premier organization in Hunterdon County dedicated to preserving the lasting legacy of this important corporation. To bolster community involvement, the UFHA is hosting a photography show and judging that will celebrate the properties and structures associated with this historic company. Color or Black and White Photographs must be the original unpublished work of the photographer. Entries must be received by April 10, 2017. Exhibiting and judging of the photographs will take place at the historic 1760 Joseph Turner House at a special event.
Founded in 1742 by William Allen and Joseph Turner, the Union Iron Works produced iron for the manufacture of domestic items for the home, farm implements for the field and most notably cannon balls during the Revolutionary War. The Iron Works encompassed over 10,000 acres of property in Hunterdon County that includes today’s Union Township and High Bridge, NJ. These properties are considered some of the most scenic natural properties in Hunterdon County that also contain many recognized historic structures recognized by the State of New Jersey. The Union Iron Works is the oldest continually operating foundry in United States History, and the nation’s second oldest company.
The historic 1760 Joseph Turner House and museum is operated and managed by the Union Forge Heritage Association. For entry details and full photography guidelines and requirements, contact the Union Forge Heritage Association at UFHA275@hotmail.com to receive your information package.