The Rhode Island Historical Society, the state's oldest and only statewide historical organization, is dedicated to honoring, interpreting and sharing Rhode Island's past to enrich the present and inspire the future. Founded in 1822, the RIHS is an advocate for history as a means to develop empathy and 21st -century skills, using its historical materials and knowledge to explore topics of timeless relevance and public interest. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, it is dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible public programming and educational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders through its four sites: the John Brown House Museum, the Museum of Work & Culture, the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center and the Aldrich House.
Anna and Laura Tirocchi emigrated from Italy in 1912, first to Canada and then to Providence, Rhode Island. They brought with them their dressmaking skills and Anna’s shrewd business sense. This illustrated talk highlights aspects of their lives and work and places them in the context of American fashion in the first half of the 20th century.
Date & Time
Thu, Jan 18, 2024 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM