The History that Speaks for Itself: Lehigh Valley Textile and Needle Trade is happening on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 01:00PM EDT at National Museum of Industrial History and It's Free
In the mid-twentieth century, the Lehigh Valley had a thriving needle trade and textile industry. The business owners were the largest employer of women in the area and many were pillars of the local Jewish community. The stories of the owners, their families, and their businesses have not been told.
From 2011-2018, Gail Eisenberg and Susan Clemens conducted interviews with about 40 people from 30 families. The team spoke to the owners, the wives, and children who took over the businesses. Join us to hear the stories of this once thriving industry and the people behind it.
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