St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church Celebrates Women’s History Month by Hosting Historian Martha Foley to Speak on The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange




In celebration of Women’s History Month, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church will host an in-person presentation on Sunday, March 19th at 1:00pm, welcoming Martha Foley, archivist and historian for The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange.

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange began in 1854 as a way for talented women to sell their needlework and handcrafted goods. It began as the Brooklynn Female Employment Society, and evolved into a small sewing school and storefront, which allowed women to care for their families and earn income without having to work in a factory environment. In addition, they also made warm garments for the soldiers during the Civil War, Spanish American War and World War 1. Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Historian, Martha Foley will speak to the storied history of The Exchange.

After calling Pierrepont Street its home for many years, The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange moved to 137 Montague Street in 2023.

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange is a Member of the National Federation of Women’s Exchanges.  They are a nonprofit, open every day except Monday.  If you are a crafter and wish to explore an opportunity selling with them, or if you would like to become a Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Volunteer Member, you will find the information on their website.

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange is open from Tuesday through Friday from Noon to 6:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 6:00pm. Follow The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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