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Lunatic Asylum and Silk Mill (April 25, 26, 27)

  • Apr 25, 2014 · 12:30 PM

Join Tom and Lisa for three days of HDR heaven!

April 25, 26, 27 $650 

Meet at 12:30 on Friday April 25th. Image Review Saturday night. Hotel and meals not included.  We will be staying for two nights at the Hampton Inn (they do serve a full breakfast as part of their room rate) Frostburg (11200 New Georges Creek Rd Sw Frostburg, MD, 21532) Tel:[masked]-1998. has the rate at $93/night. Ask for a late checkout on Sunday so you can come back and freshen up and change clothes after the Sunday portion. 

If you want to join us on just the Silk mill portion of this trip sign up here:

Friday April 25th Transallegheny Lunatic Asylum 1-5pm  ($300) Maximum 10 people including Tom and I

Saturday April 26th Lonaconing Silk Mill 1-5pm ($225). Maximum 20 people including Tom and I

Sunday April 27th Lonaconing Silk Mill 9-1pm, different light! ($225) Maximum 20 people including Tom and I

The Lonaconing Silk Mill (also called the Klotz Throwing Company) is located in Lonaconing, Maryland along the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad’s mainline. It is the last intact silk mill in the United States and was in operation from 1907-1957. Initially, silk was imported from Japan and China and the factory produced silk thread. During World War II that changed to rayon. The mill shut down operation in 1957 and has fallen into disrepair. The owner of the silk mill is trying to raise money to restore the mill and he allows photographers to enter the dilapidated building for a fee.

See some of our photographs from our last trip to the Silk mill here 

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is located in Weston, WV. Formerly known as the Weston State Hospital. This West Virginia facility served as a sanctuary for the mentally ill in the mid-1800’s. The history of the building holds fascinating stories of Civil War raids, a gold robbery, the "curative" effects of architecture, and the efforts of determined individuals to help better the lives of the mentally ill. Tour this nationally recognized landmark and see how it left a lasting impression on local and national history.  

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