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Date:
October 1, 2019
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Malden Public Library
Address:
36 Salem St.
Malden, MA 02148
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Converse 2020: Pattens, Overshoes, Clogs & Galoshes: How Did New Englanders Keep Their Feet Dry Before Elisha Converse?

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Join Dr. Kimberly Alexander for a discussion of her recently published book Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era. Shoes reveal important aspects of burgeoning 18th century American identity — self-fashioning, consumption, politics, and agency. Dr. Kimberly Alexander teaches in the History Department of the University of New Hampshire. She has held curatorial positions at several New England Museums, including the MIT Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum and Strawbery Banke. This lecture is part of Go Local: Converse 2020, an ongoing series celebrating the life and philanthropic contributions of Malden’s first Mayor Elisha Slade Converse and the industrial history of Malden. www.maldenpubliclibrary.org CO-SPONSORED WITH THE MALDEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY