Reading & Book Signing with the Author!
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Celebrating Julia Park Tracey's new
historical fiction novel from Sibylline Press


Free Admission RSVP now!
Monday, October 30 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wear your best Victorian and Civil War-era garb - bonus points if it's in black! - to enter a raffle contest. Winners get a free signed copy of the book and a year's Museum Membership.

The Bereaved, based on Julia Park Tracey's own family history, tells a story of immense interest to all our patrons whose passions include the 19th century, fashion, period costume, and sewing.

Our heroine, Martha Lozier, is a widowed mother of four. Vulnerable and alone, armed only with her skills and tools as a seamstress, she strives and fights to raise and protect her four young children in New York City.
    In a time when women's rights, even a mother's rights, remained viciously curtailed by society, Martha's immense courage, dignity, and heart-wrenching story will move and inspire you.

When Julia Park Tracey, an award-winning journalist, essayist, and poet, embarked on this ambitious project many years ago, her research endeavors led her to the Lacis Museum. She thanks the LMLT in her acknowledgments at the end of the novel, as well as Erin Algeo, the manager who so thoroughly illuminated the world of a 19th-century American seamstress for her.
     When Julia returned to LMLT victorious, presenting us with a copy of her novel, she did our museum a great honor. Now it is our turn to honor her and her brilliant achievement.
     The reading will take place in our downstairs gallery, where we will soon be exhibiting a stunning array of antique lace collars and handkerchiefs. Admission is free — RSVP now!

Don't forget! — Attendees in period costume will be given a raffle ticket for a chance to win a free signed copy of The Bereaved and a year's Museum Membership!

The Lacis Museum of Lace & Textiles
2982 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703