North Stonington Historical Society video to air Saturday

North Stonington – A noted textile historian will be part of a North Stonington Historical Society video set to air Saturday on public access television.

The premier airing of “Weaving the Shirts for Their Backs” will be presented by videographer Heather “Chris” Chrissos in association with Southeastern Connecticut Television on Saturday at 2 p.m. on Public Access TV Channel 12.

The presentation was filmed at a meeting of the North Stonington Historical Society at the Stephen Main House. Rabbit Goody, a noted textile historian and owner of Thistle Hill Weavers, was the evening’s guest lecturer.

Goody spoke about the textile weaving and dyeing industry in North Stonington, mostly in the early 1800s, which prospered under the orchestration of the Wheeler family.

Goody’s textile resume includes commissions to provide authentic period fabrics and trims for the homes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Martin Van Buren.

The program also will air Saturday night at 9 p.m., Sunday at 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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