Fashioning the New England Family

Companion Volume

Planned as a high-quality, full-color publication, this volume will serve both as a record of the exhibition and as a testament to the importance of the textiles and garments it illustrates and describes. The themes and subject matter pursued in the exhibition also provide the frames of reference for the book, which will include a preface by Catherine Allgor, President of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and a foreword by Anne E. Bentley, MHS Curator of Art and Artifacts. The primary author of the publication and guest curator of the exhibition is Dr. Kimberly S. Alexander.

The MHS is dedicated to mounting the exhibition in October. However, if additional funding is not secured, we will not be able to publish the companion volume. As this publication is envisioned as a record of the exhibition and a lasting resource for scholars and the public alike, we would love to be able to disseminate it as widely as possible—especially since we recognize not everyone can make it to the Society to see the exhibition. Therefore, we have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help secure the funding to produce this publication. 

MHS Fashioning the NE Family