Upcoming Gallery Talk, March 9: Bob Howe, Lace Works History

Gallery Talk: Sunday, March 9, 2014, 2-4 PM, BPS Museum

Bob Howe, “History of the Rhode Island Lace Works Factory in Barrington, 1904-1990”


Bob Howe spent 40 years as a designer at the Lace Works Factory, following in the footsteps of his father Gordon Howe. He will talk about the workers, technology, and changes throughout the many years of its operation. The talk will begin in the “Barrington’s Industrial Past” exhibition, where many of the tools and designs are on display. It will culminate with a slide show of the skilled lace-making process.

Meet in the Preservation Society Museum at the lower level of the Barrington Public Library building.