Why not start a glove museum?

A feature on NPR radio inspired this letter. An editor for the Atlas Obscura, which catalogs the world’s odd museums, amused by mentioning those of tubas, mustard jars and even funny papers.

Well, why shouldn’t Gloversville have a glove museum since it long was the capital of glove manufacturing? Every house probably has samples of those products. There are veterans of the industry who might volunteer (or be paid) to demonstrate how gloves were sewn. Surviving factories might be glad to hold tours of their businesses. Even gift shops could sell gloves, memorabilia, books on the subject, and antique photos. All of which might be a reason for tourists to visit the area.



By Patricia Older

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