Working in the mills

- posted Mar, 01 2013

MANCHESTER - Historian and author Bruce Clouette will present “Working in the Textile Mills of Eastern Connecticut, 1890-1940,” an illustrated lecture, on Sunday, March 17, at 1 p.m., at the Manchester History Center, 175 Pine Street, Manchester. Clouette, an expert in industrial and railroad history and archaeology, will draw on the images 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?; and what can we learn from the oral histories and historic photographs of the mills?. The talk is part of the Manchester Historical Society’s Sunday lecture series. Admission is $5 for non-members, $4 for Society members, and free for children under age 16. Questions may be directed to 860-647-9983.


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