This amazing exhibit focuses on Rhode Island’s rich history of lace-making with never before seen manufacturers samples and records of production from the Slater Mill's private collection, the collections of the Pawtucket Research Center, and the University of Rhode Island.
Rhode Island dominated the machine-made lace industry in the twentieth century and this exhibition includes items from many of those lace manufacturers. On display will be examples of lace, hand-made and made by machine, including garments and accessories demonstrating the quality and variety of designs produced and used by the people of Rhode Island. See a glimpse inside the lace making industry and how lace is made by machine. Of the fifty-four lace manufacturing mills in the United States in 1948, thirty-four were located in Rhode Island. Today, only one lace manufacturer remains in Rhode Island, still competing with French made lace, and still producing leavers lace on machines over one hundred years old.
Exhibit Dates: September 9 - October 29, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 9, 5:30-7PM
175 Main Street, Downtown Pawtucket, across from Slater Mill Museum
For information contact Bernadette at 401.725.8638 x108 or email email@example.com.
Funded in part by The 1772 Foundation.
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