UPDATE: The health and safety of our guests and staff are paramount to us. As a precautionary measure this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this event to take place later in the season!
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Putting Human Faces on the Textile Industry: The Workers of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company
Join Robert Perreault in a vivid discussion about the industrious history of Manchester, NH at a free presentation that humanizes the factory work experience. Bob follows the story of immigration and the transition from an agrarian culture to an industrial society and the drastic effects this had on families, culture, work, and relationships. We hope that this information will give insight and perspective on how the Thomas G. Plant Manufacturing Company would’ve operated and the effect it had on families in the greater Boston area.
This presentation will take place in the Winnipesaukee Room on the second floor of the Carriage House. Advance reservations are recommended but not required.
About the presenter: Robert Perreault
Robert Perreault has worked as a research assistant/oral history interviewer, librarian/archivist, freelance writer, historical tour guide, public speaker, photographer, and conversational French teacher to promote Manchester’s history and New England’s Franco-American culture since 1973. His works of nonfiction and fiction, written in French, in English or in both languages, include seven books and more than 160 articles, essays, and short stories published in the US, Canada, and France. Perreault holds an MA in French with specialization in New England Franco-American studies from Rhode Island College and an MFA in Creative Writing/Fiction from Southern New Hampshire University. In June 2012, Manchester’s Centre Franco-Américain named him “Franco-American of the Year.”