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“New Hampshire Made: Local Shoemaking in the 18th Century”
September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us at The Woodman for a lecture by Dr. Kimberly Alexander, Lecturer at the UNH Department of History:
The 18th century shoemaking tradition in New Hampshire was rich, varied and widespread. From making shoes or parts of shoes at home, to the significance of the ubiquitous 10 footer (a small vernacular structure adaptable for many purposes) and itinerancy, Dr. Kimberly Alexander will explore the multiple meanings of the makers and the wearers, uncovering little known stories along the way.
Dr. Kimberly Alexander is on the faculty of the History Department at the University of New Hampshire. She has held curatorial positions at several New England Museums, including the MIT Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum and Strawbery Banke. Her most recent book, entitled Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era, traces the history of early Anglo-American footwear from the 1740s through the 1790s [Johns Hopkins University Press 2018]. Dr. Alexander’s forthcoming book, Fashioning the New England Family, will be available fall, 2019. She was Guest Curator of “Fashioning the New England Family,” at the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era
Fashioning the New England Family