Haverhill Shoe History Focus of April 4 Talk

Ira Webster Shoe Factory, Villa Street, Haverhill.

Buttonwoods Museum historian Kaleigh Paré plans to discuss the shoe industry’s strong influence on Haverhill from the 1600s to 1900s during a senior breakfast Tuesday, April 4, 9 to 10 a.m., at Wingate at Haverhill, 190 North Ave., Haverhill.

Paré will display historical artifacts, including shoe-making tools, shoes, leather and a display of historic photos.

A light meal is also being offered. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve a seat, call 978-372-7700.