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Sewing Revolution: CT’s Role in the Invention of the Machine that Changed the World

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join our former executive director, Jamie Eves in this fantastic lecture about the history of the sewing machine industry at 7pm on January 15th. For centuries, mechanics and tinkerers tried without success to invent a machine that would mimic the motions of a seamstress sewing by hand. Then, in the early 1800s, in a series of breathtaking breakthroughs, inventors in Europe and America leaped outside the box and invented the sewing machine. In America, much of the action – and it would involve high drama, salacious gossip, juicy scandals, nasty backbiting, and pure genius – centered around Connecticut. The result was not only a machine that changed people’s lives, but also the creation of the first monopoly trust of the industrial era. The story of Connecticut’s role in the invention of the sewing machine is the story of the Industrial Revolution.

Lecture will be $12 for members and $15 for non-members

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January 15
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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