Dinene Wolf gets credit for setting up this trip. She has procured a standing reservation with the owner of the mill to photograph in one of the premier abandoned factory locations in the United States. The Lanoconing Silk Mill in Cumberland, Maryland is were the photo opportunity is located. This site is the amalgamation of J.W. Cooper School, Eastern State Penitentiary, the mill the club photographed at in Mercersburg and Bethlehem Steel all rolled up in one. Tony Sweet, Arthur Ransome and Denise Ippolito have held photography workshops there recently. We need a minimum of 10 members and no more that 20 to get in. Access to the site will be ours exclusively from 9:00-1:00 (four hours). The cost is $75.00 for the four hours. The money goes towards restoration of the mill and the security system that protects the site. The workshop fee of $75.00 will be paid at the Silk Mill in cash only, no credit cards, money orders or checks. Currently Dinene has five members signed up.
This fieldtrip will be only for Harrisburg Camera Club members. The deadline for signing up is Monday May 28th, Memorial Day. After that any openings will be given to photographers that have worked with the club in the past i.e. our judges and presenters. If they don’t respond then it goes to other camera clubs. If you are looking for images from the mill just Google Lanoconing Silk Mill or drop in on Arthur Ransome’s, Tony Sweet’s or Denise Ippolito’s web pages to start; there are other site that have images too. You won’t be disappointed. This is a rain or shine event. Be aware that there is no air conditioning in the mill, but since we will be in early, it may not be that hot.
Lanoconing is located about 10 minutes southwest of Cumberland Maryland. The drive there according to Google maps is about 2hrs. and 40 min. After we photograph there we will have lunch in Cumberland and probably photography some of the historic buildings in Cumberland, MD, such as the Western Maryland Train Station, the C&O Canal House.
If you are interested, please sign-up for the trip by contacting Dinene Wolf at