Meeting: Spring 2016

Textiles, Industrialization, and Immigration in Connecticut

Saturday, April 2, 2016  ∗  Windham Textile and History Museum, Willimantic, Connecticut

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”

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

12:30-1:00      Annual Business Meeting

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