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BHA SOCIAL! HAPPY HOUR & SHOPPING PARTY

Sep 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

| Free

BHA SOCIAL! HAPPY HOUR & SHOPPING PARTY

Join us for some wine, treats, shopping and mingling, and feel free to invite friends!

 

DATE: Monday, September 21, 2015

TIME: 6:30-8:30PM

PLACE: Brooklyn Women’s Exchange,  55 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY

HOW MUCH: FREE!

Please RSVP with the exact number in your party to info@theBHA.org.

BROOKLYN WOMEN’S EXCHANGE

ABOUT: Located in the heart of the beautiful historic neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange sells unique knits, greeting cards, children’s clothes, toys, christening gowns, and gifts lovingly handcrafted by local artisans. Of every dollar spent on a handcrafted item, 70 cents goes directly to the crafter.

*Celebrating 160 years of supporting independent artisans.*

HISTORY AND MISSION:  The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange was founded in 1854, during a particularly volatile time in American economic history. Many women in Brooklyn found themselves in need of income but with no means of support. Following the lead of church ministers who were training indigent women in the craft of needlework, a group of concerned local women began the Brooklyn Female Employment Society providing a discreet enterprise, or “exchange,” through which women could sell their needlework and handcrafts. As the organization evolved into the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, a small sewing school and storefront enabled women to care for their families and earn income without having to work in a factory or other dangerous environment.

In addition to selling their wares, the women of the Exchange made “warm garments” for soldiers in the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and World War I. During the Civil War, the Reverend Henry Ward Beecher, the Abolitionist preacher of Plymouth Church, bought “coarse garments” from the Exchange to be distributed to the poor.

Today, the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange stands at the forefront of the American crafts movement, representing hundreds of craftspeople from Brooklyn and across the country.

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange is a member of the National Federation of Women’s Exchanges.

Details

Date:
Sep 21, 2015
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.thebha.org/events/344

Organizer

Brooklyn Heights Association
Phone:
718-858-9193
Email:
Website:
www.thebha.org

Venue

Brooklyn Women’s Exchange
55 Pierrepont St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Phone:
(718) 624-3435
Website:
brooklyn-womens-exchange.org/