How hundreds of men, women and children built a cottage lace industry in IpswichPlay
Lace was so valuable in the late 1700s that you could use it like money.
Now, imagine 600 women, men and children in Ipswich making it at home. They became an economic engine, but are now mostly a part of Massachusetts' Hidden History.
Katherine Chaison, curator at the Ipswich Museum, and Mary Mangan, lace maker and member of the New England Lace Group, join us to talk more about this industry.
This segment aired on July 19, 2022.