MIT at Fiske Hill


Innovators of cutting edge technologies from the 1600s through today have thrived within these communities. Visit the historic Old Schwamb Mill that survives as a continuously operating site where, for more than three hundred years, immigrant Puritan, Yankee, and German entrepreneurs harnessed the free water power of a narrow, fast moving brook to run machines and develop a series of family-owned businesses. The nation’s World War II technologic efforts in developing radar and the beginnings of the high-tech movement have roots within these communities. Residents along the Byway include a former Englishman who invented the World Wide Web, dozens of Nobel prize winners, notable scientists, entertainers, and authors.