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100 Years of Silk in the Valley History Bites Lunchtime Lecture
May 10 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Join us as Marjorie Senechal, professor emerita of Mathematics and History at Smith College, unravels one hundred years of silk history and manufacturing in the Pioneer valley. Drawing from research from her book American Silk, 1830-1930: Entrepreneurs and Artifacts Professor Senechal will throw light on this once-thriving industry, whose local relics include both Wistariahurst in Holyoke and the Silk Mill building on Route 9 in Northampton.
History Bites is a series of thirty minute lectures to inform and entertain, covering various aspects of the history of Amherst and the lives of those who once lived here.
Bring your lunch, and we provide coffee, tea and cider for you as you listen to the presentations. The programs begin promptly at 12:15 with seating and beverages ready just before noon. The lectures are free and everyone is welcome to attend.