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Talk – Wealthy P. Nichols’ Tatting and Life at Sea

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


On Wednesday Evening, January 2nd, 1907, Miss Wealthy P. Nichols was united in marriage to Frederick R. Poor, a Belfast businessman. Her wedding gown is now in the collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum as well as her shoes and a tatted lace bonnet. Wealthy’s father was a Searsport Sea captain and she spent much of her childhood at sea with her family. She lost her older brother to the sea in 1896 and the following year she lost her father to the sea as well. Inspired by Wealthy’s tatted bonnet, this presentation will share the story of Wealthy’s life and explore the intersection of life at sea and the handicraft of tatting.

This program is part of a series of winter workshops and presentations that began in 2021 and explore the lives of Coastal Maine women through textiles and handicrafts in the Penobscot Marine Museum collection.

Free, suggested admission $5

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February 16
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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