Please join us for a Vintage Fashion Show on Mother's Day!
Follow the Thread: Vintage Fashion Show
Sunday, May 13, 2012
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Everett Mill, 15 Union Street, 6th Floor, Lawrence
(within the LHC bilingual exhibit, "Short pay! All out!")
~ Admission Free ~
|Thursday, May 10, 2012 - Saturday, June 30, 2012
(Vintage Fashion Show on May 13, 2012; The Immigrants Speak on June 2, 2012)
Follow The Thread: America's Jewish Immigrants and the Birth of the Garment Industry, by Jacqueline Cooper
"Follow the Thread" is a multimedia exhibit with related events, all of which tell the story about 19th and 20th century events unfolding simultaneously on two continents, and the significance of their relationship to one another. Underlying the exhibit is its key concept and universal theme, adapting to a changing world, portrayed by America’s Jewish immigrants with the garment industry as vehicle. Clearly revealed are the inherent qualities and spirit of the Jewish people, and how the populace at large benefited from Jewish immigration and industry.
Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
Follow the Thread Vintage Fashion Show, By Jacqueline Cooper
The Fashion Show is a participatory event. The models are multi-generational members from each community where the venue is being hosted. The vintage garments are representative of the timeline portrayed in the exhibit. A DVD with images from the exhibit and music following the timeline introduces the fashion show. Click for more information...
Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
The Immigrants Speak is a Living History Performance which features participants playing the roles of characters who emerge from the images of the exhibit's timeline, wearing garments of their time, carrying a few of their belongings, and engaging the audience in the timeline, the place, and what that character is experiencing.
"Follow the Thread" in Lawrence is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, hosted by the Lawrence History Center, and supported in part by a grant from Mass Humanities.