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Spinning History: Heroines on the Home Front
October 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Learn about the patriotic women who took to the spinning wheel to help our nation win its independence! In the Old State House, a stop on Boston’s Freedom Trail, hand-spinner and Young Audiences of Massachusetts teaching artist Nancy Bell tells the story of the young female rebels who learned to spin in order to create a new homegrown textile industry in the colonies. Wearing historically accurate hand-sewn dress, Nancy sings the movement’s propaganda songs, demonstrates their spinning techniques and invites audience members to come up for a closer look at the materials and tools of the era.
This event will be taking place on the second floor of the Old Statehouse in the Representatives Hall and unfortunately is not ADA-Accessible.