Since its construction in 1844 the Seneca Knitting Mill has always been a prominent landmark in the Seneca Falls community in Seneca County, New York. Throughout the history of the Mill, it has been a place of employment, advancement, and change, especially for the many women who worked there.
The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host “The Fabric of a Village: A Case Study of the Seneca Knitting Mill,” a virtual program with Nellie Ludemann of the Seneca Falls Historical Society set for Wednesday, March 8th.
Ludemann will discuss the roles during the industrial era in New York with real accounts of the culture inside the mill from the perspective of women workers.
Ludemann and has been with the Society for over three years, first as the educator and now as the director. While in her educator role, she had the opportunity to expand the historical society’s educational programs for children and create new opportunities for students inside the museum. Her favorite thing about the museum is its rich collections that showcase the life of the family that lived inside the museum but also the history of the surrounding area of Seneca Falls.
This program will begin at noon and is free and open to the public. To attend the Webex meeting, click here or email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov.
Photo: Seneca Knitting Mills in August 2009 (courtesy wikimedia user Doug Kerr).