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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Mill Girls of the Pepperell

with Elizabeth Mansfield


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Join us for an introduction to the Mill Girls and the part they played in building Biddeford/Saco's textile industry's prosperity. What conditions existed for those who worked there in the 1840s? Discover how the use of female labor came about, what their daily lives were like, how the girls and the community as a whole were changed and when and why the practice came to an end. Leave with a new appreciation of this unique part of history that happened right here in our own community.

NOTE: MOVED to OOB High due to a change in parking allowances at the Mill Bldgs.

Liz Mansfield and her family have lived in Biddeford/Saco since 1983. Childhood summers spent in her great-great-grandparents’ house, still full of their possessions, led to a lifelong interest in local history. She taught elementary school for a time and then taught adults for nearly 20 years as a Customer Service Trainer at L.L. Bean. Now retired, Liz volunteers as for the Biddeford Mills Museum.

  • Nov 1st, 2023
    Wed for 1 week from 5:30 - 7:30 pm


207 934 4461

40 E E Cummings Blvd.
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 Get directions

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