Author and Photographer Emery Roth II to Speak at the Mattatuck Museum

November 3, 2015 (Waterbury, CT) The Mattatuck Museum is pleased to host author and photographer Emery Roth II for a talk about his recent book, Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Organized as part of the annual Frederick G. Mason lecture series, Roth will provide an overview of his photographs of both occupied and vacated factories throughout the Brass Valley. Emery studied both design and language arts at Carnegie-Mellon University, simultaneously earning degrees in architecture and literature. His photographic passions lead him to careful compositions under natural light only. His pictures and his experiences shooting them inspire his writing. After 40 years living and teaching in Connecticut’s “Northwest Hills,” he became fascinated with the old mill towns of the Naugatuck Valley and their history.

In honor of longtime museum supporter, Frederick Mason, this program is free with museum admission. B.R.A.S.S. members are no charge. For more information about B.R.A.S.S. contact (203) 575-4219. This program is supported in part by the Connecticut Community Foundation’s Pathways for Older Adults.

For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at or call (203) 753-0381. The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development/CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a group of 18 world-class museums and historic sites (

Located on the green in Waterbury, CT at 144 West Main Street, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum in the lots on Park Place.