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Since 1890, the Greater Holyoke Chamber has been the center for business advancement in the greater Holyoke area.
The Explore Holyoke community calendar highlights the arts and cultural events throughout the city to help plan your visit. You are invited to submit your event. Events encouraged to be submitted are art openings, dance concerts, open mic events, cultural lectures. Events not allowed on the calendar are, political fundraisers, city meetings and daily specials from restaurants.
Join us for a virtual, and visual, exploration of the origins of American military uniforms. From colonies to republic, Americans used military clothing to do more than just identify soldiers and keep them warm. Military uniforms reinforced the legitimacy of American independence and create a sense of national identity. This journey was not straightforward and was impacted by America’s political and cultural diversity, the fortunes of war, and the struggling economy of the young nation. Dr. Keagle is the Curator of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum, one of North America’s largest collections of early modern military material culture. Since joining Fort Ticonderoga in 2014 he has been involved developing exhibits, conducting research, delivering programs, and advancing our understanding of the 18th-century military experience. He has researched and lectured at archives and collections across the US, Canada, and Europe, with a particular research focus on military dress in the 18th century.
This is a virtual presentation and pre-registration is required to receive the online invitation.