Textiles, Industrialization, and Immigration

in Connecticut

 

ASCH Annual Spring Meeting

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Windham Textile and History Museum

 Willimantic, Connecticut

 

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Welcome from ASCH President Nancy Steenburg at the Windham Textile Museum

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Jamie Eves, Windham Textile and History Museum

8:00                 Registration (Coffee and refreshments)

 

8:30                 Welcome remarks and introductions

 

 

8:45-9:30        Jamie Eves, Windham Textile and History Museum, “Battered Boxes of Old Papers: How a Surprise Donation Told the Story of an Immigrant Mill Worker, the Civil War, and Upward Mobility Over Four Generations of Irish-Americans in a Connecticut Mill Town.”

 

9:30-10:45      Mary Sherman Lycan, University of Connecticut, “Every Female That Can Throw a Shuttle: Outwork Weaving in Eastern Connecticut, 1810-1820”

 

 

10:45-11:00    Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

11:00-12:00    Walter Woodward, Connecticut State Historian, with the Band of Steady Habits, “The Irish in Connecticut”

 

 

12:00-12:30    Lunch Recess

 

 

12:30-1:00      Annual Business Meeting

 

All attendees are welcome at the meeting. Only ASCH members can vote.

 

 

1:00                 Tour of the Windham Textile and History Museum at the discounted group rate

 

 

Driving directions – www.millmuseum.org/about/direct

 

 

Parking           (a) in the Museum’s parking lot between the two Museum buildings off Main Street, (b) in on-street parking on the south side of Union Street,  and (c) in the Windham Mills parking lot across Main Street from the Museum and use the parking lot on the LEFT