“Woman to Woman - The Southern Craft Revival,” a lecture and slide presentation by Anna Fariello, will be presented Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m., in the Macon County Public Library Meeting Room, 149 Siler Farm Road, Franklin. The free program focuses on the emergence of handmade crafts as an important industry in the southern Appalachian region, and commemorates Women’s History Month. Light refreshments will be served.
From the 1890s to the 1920s, the southern Appalachians witnessed a revival in the making and selling of handmade crafts to bring cash into rural communities. A movement largely organized by women for women, it spawned cottage industries throughout the region and produced a new wave of American pioneerism, as the women of the Revival defined personal, professional, and social roles for themselves, and created opportunities for less privileged women.
The event is co-sponsored by the Arts Council and the Macon County Public Library, and is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the NC Department of Cultural Resources.
Contact the Arts Council for details, www.artscouncilofmacon.org or (828)524-7683.