EAIA

Celebrating Trades, Crafts, and Tools in American
History and Their Impact on Our Lives

Founded in August of 1933, the Early American Industries Association was formed to study and preserve the tools, trades and crafts that built America. Our members enjoy the benefits of associating with others who share the same or similar interests. Members may attend meetings both in person and virtually at fascinating museums and historic sites around the US. Our journal, The Chronicle, is a premier print publication that features articles on tools, trades and history. Our members enjoy a social media presence and an e-newsletter called Shavings that has announcements and news of our members as well as a calendar of events for all to enjoy. Join today and become a member of our team!

Founded in August of 1933, the Early American Industries Association was formed to study and preserve the tools, trades and crafts that built America. Our members enjoy the benefits of associating with others who share the same or similar interests. Members may attend meetings both in person and virtually at fascinating museums and historic sites around the US. Our journal, The Chronicle, is a premier print publication that features articles on tools, trades and history. Our members enjoy a social media presence and an e-newsletter called Shavings that has announcements and news of our members as well as a calendar of events for all to enjoy. Join today and become a member of our team!

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Spruce Oil

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 30 no. 1, March 1977...

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Annual Meetings:
Each year, EAIA holds an annual meeting at a site of interest. Past locations have included Williamsburg, Va.; Old Sturbridge Village, Mass.; Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, KY; and Pittsburgh, Pa. Attendees receive discounts on hotels and other perks, including tailgating, behind-the-scenes tours not offered to the general public, and hear talks and see demonstrations by the top craftspeople in their fields.

Supporting projects related to its mission to preserve and present historic trades, crafts, and tools, and the interpretation of their impact on our lives.

Enjoy Informative Publications:
Shavings:
Our four-color bi-monthly E-newsletter that lets you keep up with the organization’s events and progress, as well as member projects and acquisitions.
The Chronicle: EAIA’s four-color quarterly journal brings you in-depth studies on tools and trades. From 18th-century baskets to Baltimore blacksmiths, from hand-planes to hand sewing, the articles in The Chronicle will impress you with their range.

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Chronicle Thursday, March 18th Edition. "Files & Sandpaper" by L.L. Thwing, from the September 1935 Issue.https://eaiainfo.org/2021/03/18/files-and-sandpaper/

Posted by Early American Industries Association on Thursday, March 18, 2021