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The History that Speaks for Itself: Textile Industry and Needle Trades in the Lehigh Valley

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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.

This event is included with admission (and FREE to NMIH members). No pre-registration required.


March 25
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


National Museum of Industrial History
602 East Second Street
Bethlehem, 18015 United States
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