The Skinner Sisters & the Skinner Coffee House: Food, Charity and Community with Elyse Moore

6:00 - 7:00 pm Mon, Sep 16, 2013

Venue: Wistariahurst Museum

238 Cabot Street, Holyoke, MA 01040


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Part of our Monday night lecture series: Historical Culinary Incidents: An Exploration of Food and Culture in the Pioneer Valley .Belle and Katherine Skinner had a stated mission for the Skinner Coffee House. It was to provide ample, nutritious food of good quality and flavor at reasonable prices to women and girls who worked in the Holyoke mills. The successful program expanded to include ethnic dinners, dances, excursions, and community celebrations. Learn how The Skinner sisters empowered women mill workers in Holyoke's immigrant neighborhoods. Admission $7 / $5 members

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