‘Pop-up’ Museum Celebrates Haverhill Shoe Workers

Team Haverhill's pop-up museum exhibit "Cordwaining to the Machine Age" runs from Sept.16 to Oct.10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays, at Haverhill City Hall.

A free opening reception takes place Friday, Sept. 19, 3 to 7 p.m. The exhibit illustrates how the local shoe industry evolved from individual “ten-footer” shops to full-scale industrial production by the end of the 19th century. There will be photos, artifacts, and hands-on exhibits, plus video interviews with 20th century shoe workers.