Spring Meeting

Textiles, Industrialization, and Immigration

in Connecticut


ASCH Annual Spring Meeting

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Windham Textile and History Museum

 Willimantic, Connecticut



Welcome from ASCH President Nancy Steenburg at the Windham Textile Museum


Jamie Eves, Windham Textile and History Museum

8:00                 Registration (Coffee and refreshments)


8:30                 Welcome remarks and introductions


  • Nancy Steenburg, President, ASCH
  • Jamie Eves, Executive Director – Windham Textile and Mill Museum


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