The Massena Aluminum Historical Association was started on January 10, 1987 to preserve the aluminum heritage of Massena and to honor the people in the industry by the collection of aluminum and printed materials. Materials included products made at the local aluminum plants, articles showing the wide variety of uses of aluminum and historical photos and written records showing the significance of the local aluminum industry to residents’ personal lives and the economy and culture of the area.
“Preserve Our Aluminum Heritage”
The Association’s motto conveys the urgency of remembering and passing on an appreciation of an important part of Massena’s past.
The Association’s logo shows a crucible pouring molten aluminum into a mold. The symbol of the crucible and mold were chosen to represent the important smelting operations which take place at the Massena reduction plants.