Avery-Copp House Hosts Lecture on Lace Feb 25

The Avery-Copp House will host an illustrated lecture on lace making and conservation by textile conservator Susan J. Jerome, Saturday February 25, 1 PM at 154 Thames Street in Groton, CT.
The program will focus on the history of handmade lace and the development of the machine-made lace industry. It will include the identification of laces, using images from the Mabel Foster Bainbridge Lace Collection, housed at the University of Rhode Island. Ms Jerome will also cover how to properly care for and store heirloom lace.  The public is invited to bring one item from home to learn about its age and origin.
Lace from the museum’s collection will be on display.
Susan J. Jerome is the Collections Manager at the University of Rhode Island Historic Textile and Costume Collection, where she has also taught apparel construction. She earned her MS degree from the University of Rhode Island, Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design. She is also a principal at CT Quilt Works, focusing on textile conservation and restoration. Prior to continuing her education, she worked for a number of years at Mystic Seaport. Ms. Jerome also works as a textile and quilt conservator and a consultant to museums and historical societies. An avid textilian, she is happiest when writing, talking and doing all things textile.
Admission is $15. Reservations are required due to limited space.  To make a reservation, please call the Avery-Copp House at (860)445-1637 or email averycopphouse@sbcglobal.net.   For more information visit www.averycopphouse.org