Call for Textile Workers’ Stories and Pictures on Sept. 22

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Have you ever worked in a cotton mill, hosiery mill or apparel factory in the Carrollton area? Do you have stories to share about your employment or living in a mill village? We want to hear about your experiences. Join us on September 22 for a Textile History Day at the new Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum from 10am-1pm to share your story!

Have you ever worked in a cotton mill, hosiery mill or apparel factory in the Carrollton area? Do you have stories to share about your employment or living in a mill village? We want to hear about your experiences. Join us on September 22 for a Textile History Day at the new Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum from 10am-1pm to share your story!We will be recording your stories and memories by conducting short 15-20 minute oral history interviews and scanning photographs or documents related to the textile industry in Carrollton.

All interviews and scanned images will be archived at the Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia for research purposes.

Hosted by the Center for Public History, this History Day is part of a larger Textile Heritage Trail that the Center is developing. It will run from Dalton to Columbus, Georgia along Highway 27, and will tell the story of textile history in the greater West Georgia region.

For more information about this event, please contact Susan Frohlich at the Center for Public History at 678-839-6141 or by email at susan.frohlich88@gmail.com.

When you come, you will also have an opportunity to visit the new Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum and learn about the newly-opened Carrollton walking trail spur, with interpretive signage and a walking trail brochure.