Are you interested exploring and documenting
the rich industrial history of the Delaware Valley?


All are welcome to join the Oliver Evans Chapter of The Society for Industrial Archeology (SIA) to enjoy our programs and help initiate a new period of research and documentation of the changing industrial scene in the Delaware Valley.

The OE/SIA chapter operates on a calendar year from January 1st through December 31st.

Chapter meetings take place monthly from September through June, featuring presentations, behind-the-scenes tours, and factory visits to observe active industrial processes. All programs are open to the public.


The chapter has an annual dinner meeting in January, and a picnic in June; the December meeting features films on industrial processes.

A list of our activities 1984—2016 can be found here: events-1984-2016 (PDF opens in a new tab).

Membership Dues

Membership dues cover operating expenses including mailings and maintenance of the web site. (Membership in the National SIA is encouraged but not required).

Student $10 (enclose copy of id)
Individual $15
Joint $20 (one set of mailings)

Membership Form 

Click on membership form above to print a copy of the form.  Please return the form with payment, checks should be made payable to:
Oliver Evans Chapter/SIA
Please mail to:
Helen Schenk, Treasurer OE/SIA
169 W. Federal St
Burlington, NJ 08016-1426

For additional information about the OE/SIA Chapter visit our Contact page.

National SIA
The SIA is a nonprofit, international, interdisciplinary organization that brings together people of varied backgrounds who share a common interest in the archeology of industry, engineering, and technology in general. Our diverse membership is our greatest asset. It includes architects, archeologists, engineers, industrialists, museum specialists, planners, historians, preservationists, teachers, students, retirees, and many non-professionals for whom industrial archeology is an exciting avocation.

Membership in the National SIA is encouraged but not required.