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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Deeper Into the Pepperell Mills

with David Bishop


Continue exploring the important history of the Pepperell Mills in this expanded class with multiple guest speakers and an opportunity to examine museum artifacts.

How was our economy and culture affected by the Industrial Revolution? Where did the engineers, builders, stone masons, weavers, and other workers come from? Where did they live and what did they do? What were the national and world events that shaped the textile industry? Find out how a graduate of Biddeford High School led a research and development team that introduced a revolutionary product that became the best selling blanket in the world and saved hundreds of jobs for nearly fifty years.

Required: Masks and physical distancing.

David Bishop is a veteran mill employee and current Board Member of the Biddeford Mills Museum. He is an accomplished and skilled photographer who has been an instrumental and key member of the “mill vets” work group providing important research and photo documentation of the mills in operation and its current evolution.

David Adams is a lifelong learner and has been a Biddeford Mills Museum volunteer tour guide and mill vet work group member for the past three years.

  • Oct 6 - 27th, 2020
    Tue for 4 weeks from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Biddeford Mills Museum

(207) 229-8976

2 Main St
Biddeford, ME 04005 Get directions

Room: Biddeford

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