On August 26, 2015

Mill worker heir to discuss history of Bridgewater Woolen Mill in program on Sunday

Courtesy of Bridgewater Historical Society

Workers pose for a photo alongside – and atop – the Bridgwater Woolen Mill in an old photograph part of an exhibit, “The Bridgewater Woolen Mill: The Fabric of a Community.”

Sunday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. — BRIDGEWATER — The Bridgewater Historical Society hosts  “Bridgewater Woolen Mill – Artifacts, Photos and Discussion” by Ernest Kendall on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Brick School House on 12 North Bridgewater Road, Bridgewater.

The Society has prepared an exhibit titled, “The Bridgewater Woolen Mill: The Fabric of a Community.” The exhibit received a lot of attention at the Vermont History Exposition and Woodstock Senior Center. Ernest Kendall’s father, Charles, designed textiles and managed products for the mill for several decades.

The mill, built around 1825, is one of the oldest buildings in Bridgewater. It was a cotton mill before it later became a woolen textile mill where uniforms and blankets were made for soldiers during World War 1 and World War II.

Ernest Kendall will lead a discussion of the history of the mill. Please bring memories and artifacts to share. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact bridgewaterhistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

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