“Housewife” Goes to War – Sewing Kits that Accompanied Soldiers to the Front, 1776-1918

“Housewife” Goes to War – Sewing Kits that Accompanied Soldiers to the Front, 1776-1918

Presented by Steve LaBarre
When it comes to sewing and textile management the American public has been none too kind to males, especially its soldiers. And yet, throughout the centuries, it has seen fit to continually equip its fighting men with one essential tool – the “housewife” sewing kit. Join historian Steve LaBarre for a fascinating look at the use of sewing kits or “housewives” – as American soldiers often referred to them – as a means to both investigate and uncover an aspect of American military service throughout the centuries. , sewing, textextilesm,
TWO WAYS TO ATTEND
1. In-Person
Wagon Shed Room – Visitors Center
1010 E. Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268
Limit 25. Advance registration required.
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