Join us for “Industrial Eden’s Working Animals: The Invisible Labor Force” on Tuesday, October 21, at 7 p.m. Local historian Dee Morris examines the lives of the working animals that helped to build communities, haul goods and provide transportation. Learn about the fire horses that protected homes and businesses – and much more. Join us for an appreciation of their unsung heroes of Malden and nearby cities.
This lecture is part of the ongoing series “Industrial Eden: The Legacy of Haywardville,” a yearlong celebration of this now vanished mill village. Haywardville was a mill village located in Stoneham on the border of Melrose, Malden and Medford. Straddling Spot Pond Brook, the village was the site of early industrial development which later blossomed into larger factories. The best known was the Rubber-works which was developed by Nathaniel Hayward. The mills ultimately closed and the site was taken for use as the Middlesex Fells Reservation. All buildings were relocated and the site restored to its picturesque appearance which it maintains today. For additional programs see www.preservation-collaborative.com/haywardville.