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Upton Historical Society Open House
September 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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|Visit the Upton Historical Society Open House to learn about the history of the Upton hat industry from the World Famous Knowlton Hat Company to Jenny Rand and Giovanni. From 1833 through much of the 20th century Upton prospered from the hat industry. From hats made of straw grown on local farms, to plastic braid and wool, the designs and quality of hats made in Upton was well recognized. Sold under many labels, these hats were sold from New York to Paris. Many Upton buildings and Blackstone Valley families have ties to the hat industry.|