Follow the Thread Vintage Fashion Show and Exhibit enjoyed by many on Mother's Day!
On March 13, 2012, we welcomed about 100 guests and 26 models into our exhibit space for the "Follow the Thread Vintage Fashion Show," by Jacqueline Cooper. The show was wonderfully narrated by Terry Kelley and the models were members of the local community! It was a very fun event as you will see from the photos (Model, Maria M., pictured on right). Everyone looked stunning!
Jacqueline Cooper's exhibit, "Follow the Thread: America's Jewish Immigrants and the Birth of the Garment Industry" will be on display within our exhibit, "Short pay! All out!" on the 6th floor of the Everett Mill through June 30, 2012. The exhibit tells the story of Jewish Immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries, events unfolding, simultaneously on two continents, and the significance of their relationships to one another. "Adapting to the changing world" is a timeless and universal theme portrayed here by the Jewish immigrants' journey, with the garment industry as vehicle.
"Follow the Thread" is hosted by the Lawrence History Center, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, and funded in part by Mass Humanities.