—The Society for Industrial Archeology—

Oliver Evans Chapter


Welcome to the Oliver Evans Chapter of The Society for Industrial Archeology (SIA)—the local chapter for Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley.

The SIA’s emphasis on archeology reflects a concern for the tangible evidence of early industry.  Our mission is the study, interpretation, and preservation of the surviving factories, machinery, bridges, canals, industrial communities and artifacts that are historically significant.

membersWith a history dating back over 30 years, our chapter is named for famed inventor Oliver Evans.

Members includes architects, archeologists, engineers, industrialists, museum specialists, planners, historians, preservationists, teachers, students, retirees, and many non-professionals – in short, anyone with an interest in the past and ongoing impact of industrialization.

To become a member and join on our many meetings and events visit our Membership page.

If you are looking for Chapter publications or other books about Oliver Evans, visit our Publication pages or just get in touch with us on our Contact page.images-1