Fibers of Life; Textiles from the Westford Historical Society’s Collections

Date(s) - Sunday, May 16, 2021 @ 2:30 am - 3:30 am

Westford Museum
2 Boston Road
Westford, MA 01886

Photo of Mrs. Robinson's Pincushion
The Robinson pincushion is said to have been made by Col. John Robinson’s wife Hulda. It was passed down in their family and was eventually donated to the WHS by a descendant. This beautiful reproduction was created by Penny Lacroix

This show & tell lecture is offered in cooperation with the Westford Museum & Historical Society. Their collection of local artifacts, from clothing and accouterments to linens and household items is typical of many New England towns. However, each one of these objects has its own unique and interesting story to tell.

Our presenter, Penny Lacoix,  is a weaver, spinner, teacher, historian, manager, learner, creator and general lover of all things fiber. When she’s not actively learning something, she’s sharing with others in one way or another –making something by hand, demonstrating at historic events, or teaching a class. With past careers as an engineer, a mom, a museum educator and a museum director, combined with her hobby as a historical reenactor, her worlds collide in the creation of textiles and the study of historic textile tools. Penny is co-chair of the Nashoba Valley Weavers’ Guild and teaches weaving and spinning. She lives in Westford, MA with her husband and their furry friends.

Suggested Donation $5 per person/$10 per family

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