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Threading the Needle: From Field to Fabric

october, 2018

05oct(oct 5)11:00 am21(oct 21)4:00 pmThreading the Needle: From Field to FabricKeeler Tavern Museum and History Center

keeler tavern ridgefield ct

Event Details

A #HandsOnHistory Exhibition

October 5 – 21, 2018

October is #HandsOnHistory Month at Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center’s Historic Carriage Barn!

The history of textiles is the history of humanity; fashions of a time and place reflect the materials and technologies available. Learn about textile manufacturing history and economics through the microcosm of Ridgefield’s cottage industries. The exhibition highlights, among other things, the area farmers who planted flax (to make linen) to the fulling mills (where raw fabric was processed) to the Ridgefield housewives who sewed men’s shirts for the Ridgefield Shirt Factory.

Sunday Family Workshops feature special guest experts and demonstrations on textile manufacture and history.

Time

5 (Friday) 11:00 am - 21 (Sunday) 4:00 pm

Location

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center

132 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

Organizer

Keeler Tavern Museum and History CenterPhone: (203) 438-5485 132 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

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