‘Diggin’ History!’ series features material culture historian

ArtofCraftArticleShip’s “Diggin’ History!” series will feature A. Newbold Richardson, material cultures historian and textile conservator, on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Dauphin 151.

Richardson will discuss school girl needlework and women’s education in America from 1750 to 1900. 

As owner of the consulting firm, Past Crafts Textiles, Richardson has worked with museums and private collectors across the country for more than 35 years. Her clients include Monticello and Mount Vernon. Richardson earned a B.S. in Theatre Design from Northwestern University and completed all the credits for an MFA in Costume Design from George Washington University. She is a member of the American Institute of Conservation of Historic Works, the American Quilt Study Group, The Costume Society of America, The Textile Society of America and the American Society of Appraisers. 

The Department of History/Philosophy and the Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University sponsor the event. For more information, contact Dr. Karin Bohleke at kjbohleke@ship.edu.