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Program- The Mill Girls- Hosted by the Old Berwick Historical Society

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Name: Program- The Mill Girls- Hosted by the Old Berwick Historical Society
Date: September 20, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Event Description:

The Biddeford Mills Museum will be visiting the South Berwick Public Library to present a program called “The Mill Girls,” which intertwines historical fact with real life experience. The presentation is co-sponsored by the Old Berwick Historical Society.

“The Mill Girls” lecture will be given by former textile mill workers. The lecture will start with a brief historical background covering the industrial revolution, and Frances Cabot Lowell and the Lowell Mills circa 1825. The presentation will discuss the establishment of the Biddeford Mills by Samuel Bachelder from the Lowell Mills, the first mill operatives, the New England farm girls, the boarding houses that were required to housed and protect these young ladies, the reasons the girls left the farms for the Mills, the work conditions, and life in the big city.

Location:
South Berwick Public Library, 27 Young Street, South Berwick, Maine 03908
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, September 20th at 7pm
Contact Information:
Cari Quarter, Development Director 207-384-0000
Fees/Admission:
Free Admission
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