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“The Shoe: Redefining Shoemaking and History in Beverly”
May 22, 2017 - August 22, 2017
In the development of shoe manufacturing Beverly played the vital role of industrial leader with the efforts of one business, the United Shoe Machine Company. This exhibition details how the USMC revolutionized shoe equipment manufacturing and the shoe industry while becoming a way of life to thousands of Beverly area residents and many multi-generational families. From the announcement of its arrival in Beverly to the demolition of its final building, this exhibit explores the history of the USMC while presenting the daily life of the USMC workers.