Mill talk

Manchester - posted Feb, 01 2013

MANCHESTER - Historian and author Bruce Clouette will present “Working in the Textile Mills of Eastern Connecticut, 1890-1940,” an illustrated lecture, on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m., at the Manchester History Center, 175 Pine St., Manchester. Clouette, an expert in industrial and railroad history and archaeology, will draw on the images in the "People at Work Collection" at Quinebaug Valley Community College, to address the questions: What was it like to work in a textile mill?; What determined the nature and pace of the work?; How did age and gender play a part?; What can we learn from the oral histories and historic photographs of the mills?. Read more about the presentation at the Manchester Historical Society’s web site, www.manchesterhistory.org. The talk is part of the Manchester Historical Society’s Sunday lecture series. Admission is $3 for non-members, $1 for society members, and free for children under age 16. Questions may be directed to 860-647-9983.


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