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Sidonia’s Thread: Crafting a Life from Holocaust to High Fashion
February 8 @ 10:00 am - April 28 @ 4:00 pm
The museum exhibit of Sidonia’s fashions will take place at the Windham Textile and History Museum, 411 Main St., Willimantic, CT. It will be sponsored by Eastern Connecticut State University. Beginning on February 8, 2019, it will continue on display until April 28, 2019. In addition to the exhibit of many of Sidonia’s one-of-a-kind fashion creations, the exhibit will allow the visitors to follow Sidonia’s journey from a small village in Hungary to three concentration camps, a displaced persons camp, and finally to Springfield, MA. The exhibit will highlight humanities issues such as Sidonia as an immigrant, single parent, and Holocaust survivor, a magnificent creative designer who, like many immigrants, used her craft and hard work to find her place in America, and the importance of textiles in the growth and development of New England. What better place than Willimantic, CT, the former home of the American Thread Company, for such an exhibit?
Funders of this special exhibit include: The Connecticut Humanities Fund, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that supports cultural and historic organizations that tell the state’s stories, build community and enrich lives; Eastern Connecticut State University; the Windham Textile and History Museum; and the Hochberg Committee for Holocaust and Human Rights Education of Temple B’nai Israel of Willimantic.
The museum is open every Friday-Sunday, 10am to 4pm.
- Eastern CT State University