Quarrying History / CHSA 7th Biennial Meeting on Construction History

  • 29 May 2020
  • 11:30 AM
  • 30 May 2020
  • 6:00 PM
  • Biddle Conference Center / Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Registration

  • You are not a current (2020) member of CHSA, or have let your membership lapse. As part of your registration you will enjoy a full 2020 CHSA Individual Membership!
  • You are a current member (2020) of CHSA
  • You are a current (2020) CHSA member and are registering on April 1, 2020 or after.
  • You are a NOT a current (2020) CHSA member and are registering on April 1, 2020 or after. As part of your registration you will enjoy a full 2020 CHSA Individual Membership!
  • Some of the finest limestone in the United States can be found in the hills around Bloomington and CHSA is pleased to announce a tour to explore a working mill and a historic quarry as part of the conference schedule.

    Bus leaves at noon on Friday, May 29 from Indiana Memorial Union / Biddle Conference Center.
    Please sign up for this tour when you register for the conference!

    Tour is limited to 25 people – first come first served!

    Please dress for the weather with comfortable walking shoes or boots. (NO SANDALS!)

    Join President William Bybee on a tour of the milling facilities of Bybee Stone Company, an Indiana limestone fabricator specializing in custom fabrication of Indiana limestone for both new construction and restoration projects. At Bybee Stone Co., limestone is more than a product – it’s a way of life. The natural beauty of limestone is revealed as skilled craftspeople – often longtime employees of the company with multi-generational ties to the craft – shape it into beautiful structures seen all over the nation and many places around the world.

    Furst Quarry is a historic quarry with has eight holes spanning more than 30 acres. Although this quarry closed in the ’70s, much of the equipment was left behind. Join current land owner and tour leader Duncan Campbell for a tour of the historic quarry – as he told Indiana Preservationist Magazine, “The site is essentially rigged as it was when they were working.”
  • You are presenting at the conference and are a current (2020) CHSA member. Melanie Feerst will send you a registration code in order to register as a Speaker.
  • You are speaking at the 7th Biennial Conference and are not a current member of CHSA (2020). As part of your registration you will enjoy a full 2020 CHSA Individual Membership! Melanie Feerst will send you a registration code in order to register as a Speaker.
  • You are a current student at University. As part of your registration you will enjoy a full 2020 CHSA Student Membership!

Register

The Construction History Society of America (CHSA) announces our 7th Biennial Meeting on Construction History, “Quarrying History”, hosted by Indiana University / Bloomington from May 29-30, 2020.  All subjects relating to construction history in the Americas will be considered for presentation, including stone construction, specific projects, building trades, regulation, structural analysis, engineering, tools and materials, archaeology, preservation, education and all aspects of the profession.  

Some of the finest limestone in the United States can be found in the hills around Bloomington, Indiana, where stonecutters sourced the stone from massive quarries – CHSA is pleased to announce a tour Friday, May 29 exploring a working quarry mill and historic quarry, followed by our opening Keynote presentation.  

To participate in this tour, please sign up for QUARRY TOUR in addition to your type of registration (MEMBER / NONMEMBER, EARLY / LATE etc) during the registration process.  This free tour is limited to 25 guests and is first come, first served.  Please note that Furst Quarry is not handicapped accessible.

To SIGN UP for the tour, please initiate  your conference registration and then after the system asks you to confirm, look for the button that says NEW REGISTRATION (on the right side of the screen) and hit that button, choose QUARRY TOUR and then confirm.  

If arriving at the Indianapolis Airport, you must be on the 10:30 am shuttle to Bloomington on Friday morning to arrive in time for the tour bus departure.

Quarrying History  follows successful biennial meetings of the CHSA held in College Park, MD (2018), Austin, TX (2016), Minneapolis, MN (2014), Cambridge, MA (2012), Philadelphia, PA (2010), and Atlanta, GA (2008).  

For more information visit: https://www.constructionhistorysociety.org/7th-biennial-meeting

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