Clothing the Family: A Museum Wide Effort
August 25 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Join Collections Manager and Curator of Textiles, Rebecca Beall, Coordinator of Households, Jean Contino, and Historical Clothing Coordinator, Carrie Midura as they discuss the new avenues that Old Sturbridge Village is taking in relation to exhibiting, interpreting and recreating textiles and textile production in early 19th century New England. Every year at Old Sturbridge Village, we celebrate the history of textile production through our special Textile Weekend. This year, a new textile exhibit, Needle and Thread: The Art and Skill of Clothing an Early 19th Century Family, will open in tandem with the themed weekend. A lot of work has also gone into reimagining the textile program as well as the historical costuming worn by interpreters. In this webinar, we will discuss how all of this work has culminated into an exciting new textile program that is visible throughout the Village.