K-12 Education Programs
Students at Kingston Catholic School, Rhinebeck High, and Ulster BOCES worked with the Reher Center, in partnership with the Ulster County Archives and local seamstress Maria Cabrera, to research and interpret the stories of nine of the girls and women listed as employees of F. Jacobson and Sons Shirt Factory in a newspaper article from 1918.
Our combined work, an exhibit called "Stitched Together," is on display in the Reher Center courtyard and front windows through fall, 2021.
This is part of a larger effort to collect and amplify the voices of female garment workers in our city past and present. Source: The Kingston Daily Freeman, September 21, 1918.
The Making of Stitched Together
Throughout the school year, filmmaker Paula Ann Mitchell documented students' work and reflections. "The Making of Stitched Together" premiered in September 13th, 2021.
Filmmaker Paula Ann Mitchell's introduction
"The Making of Stitched Together"
Worry Dolls Project/Proyecto Muñecas Quitapenas