Exhibit Opening Reception: The Shoes that Built the Castle

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Above: Thomas G. Plant Company factory building in Jamaica Plain. Museum collection.

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Join us as we celebrate our award-winning 2020-2021 gallery exhibit: The Shoes that Built the Castle! This exhibit examines Thomas Plant’s manufacturing career, from his meteoric rise and the innovative production strategies that made his fortune to the shoe machinery war that eventually ended his career.

Wear your funkiest, craziest and most fun shoes to this gallery reception where you can enjoy wine and light refreshments while immersing yourself in the fascinating story of the industry work of Thomas Plant. Robin Sherman, Curator and Museum Manager, will present a gallery talk and provide insight into this wonderful new exhibit.

This event will also be collecting shoes as part of a shoe drive. Please bring any gently used shoes you wish to donate!

Admission is $15 per person, available in advance at the orange button at the top of this page and at the door the evening of the event.