April 16, 2015

Weaving Shuttle

Weaving Shuttle by David Boyajian

Another piece of the Town Square is in! This sculpture was created by David Boyajian, a Connecticut artist. The weaving shuttle and thread represents Mansfield's history as the home of the first silk mill in North America. The mill was built around 1810 on nearby Hanks Hill.

Fun fact: Tift (or Sullivan's) Pond in the Town's Albert E. Moss Sanctuary was created as an auxiliary source of water for the mill sometime between 1846-1866.

Read more about Mansfield's silk industry here on the Mansfield Historical Society's website.

For a trail guide of the Moss Sanctuary, click here.