Claremont is known for being a historic city and one local nonprofit is trying to use that history to teach students in engineering and innovation. Northern Heritage Mills, located here in Claremont, was founded in 2001 to promote the preservation of historical technology and use them to provide unique learning experiences.
Wednesday at the Sugar River Valley Technical School, an important and symbolic piece of machinery arrived on a truck, 10-ton steam engine. Heritage Mills chairman Gerry DeMuro explains its history and importance.
The steam engine will be staying in Claremont and was delivered by Cote Rigging out of their own expense. The machine will hopefully provide educational opportunities and what DeMuro calls the “treasure of experience” to students learning engineering or related fields.