The History of the American Sewing Machine
We’re celebrating textiles throughout March at the Horry County Museum! Join us March 17 at 11 a.m. as Sharon Huffstetler shares the history of the American sewing machine. In this lecture and hands on experience, Sharon will discuss the earliest ideas of the sewing machine in America and the men that brought it to life. She’ll also discuss what happened behind the scenes, including the drama that got us to the sewing machines we know and love today. After the presentation everyone is invited up to see machines from 1848 to the 1960’s. Participants will even be able to sew a few stitches on a hand crank sewing machine from 1881!