VINTAGE LACE DISPLAY AT PASCACK MUSEUM
Pascack Historical Society (PHS) volunteers are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17, 1-4 p.m., by sponsoring -
“When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”- a vintage lace display and an Irish Cake & Tea Social. Admission is free. Children are welcome
when accompanied by an adult.
Lace-making is an ancient skill. Lace has been a treasured decorative element for fashion for centuries. There are many
kinds of lace , including:
Needle lace, Bobbin lace, Tape lace, Knotted lace, crocheted lace, Knitted lace and Cutwork lace. Objects resembling lace
bobbins have been found in Roman ruins. Lace was used by clergy of the early Catholic Church, as part of vestments in religious
The Dutch brought their lace-making skills to New Amsterdam, and eventually Bergen County, where the popularity of lace increased
rapidly and became a cottage industry. The PHS display will contain many types and forms of lace including womens’ and children’s
collars, men’s cuffs, a woman’s Dutch veil from the 1700s and an intricate lace lawn dress jacket from the 1800s.
Visitors will be invited to have some real Irish tea, imported from Dublin. Homemade Irish Sour Cream Pound Cake , make by a PHS
volunteer using her Irish ( Londonderry) grandmother’s recipe will be served as long as it lasts. Refreshments are complimentary.
For further information, questions or directions call 201-573-0307 or log onto www.pascackhistoricalsociety.org.