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Gus&Kath

“Tea and Silk” — presentation by Penny West

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“Tea and Silk” — presentation by Penny West

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Gus&Kath

Penny will present an illustrated talk about her great-grandparents, Gustavus Farley Jr. and Katharine Cheney Farley. Katharine, the daughter of the youngest of the Cheneys who founded Manchester’s silk industry, married a tea merchant from Massachusetts, and in 1880, they  traveled to Japan, where her husband based his tea-importing firm.  There in Yokohama, the 26-year-old bride set up housekeeping, learned Japanese, entered into the British expat society, had a child, bought a building lot in her own name at the Bluff, and designed and built a house with her husband. Free for members, $5.00 for non-members.

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Date:
June 9
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Venue

Manchester History Center
175 Pine Street
Manchester, 06040 United States
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Phone
860-647-9983