April China Trade Series at PPL Continues April 18 and 20; Still Time to Take Part in Field Trip to Peabody Essex Museum

Posted 4/9/13
Event Date
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Event Location
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI
Louise Moulton,
Additional Info
7:00 - 8:15 pm

Providence Public Library welcomes history buffs and those interested in learning about China and the China trade to take part in its continuing China Trade Series. The next program features museum curator and consultant Madelyn Shaw for a presentation on Silken Webs on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 PM the Library’s Meeting Room (3rd Floor). The series will conclude with a field trip to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., including a guided East Meets West Tour of the Yin Yu Tang and Gardner-Pingree Houses, on Saturday, April 20 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. *The deadline to register for the field tip is April 15.

Madelyn Shaw will lead us in an exploration of the personalities and activities that characterized the silk trade with China from the Colonial period through the 1840s, and how textiles represent the first global industry.

Ms. Shaw is a well-respected museum curator and consultant, and has created exhibitions for the New Bedford Whaling Museum and the American Textile Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. She has been affiliated with The Museum at F.I.T., NY and the RI School of Design. In addition to her expertise on textiles of the Civil War era, she also lectures on textiles connected with the maritime trades, aviation, and the fashion industry.

* The April 20 field trip cost is $40 and includes bus ride, admission to Peabody Essex Museum and a guided East Meets West Tour of the Yin Yu Tang and Gardner-Pingree Houses. Bus leaves from Providence Public Library. Seating limited. For information and to register, contact lmoulton@provlib.org or 401-455-8134.

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