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Letter: Glove Museum is great, hands down

Letter: Glove Museum is great, hands down

Frank Mucilli, Amsterdam

 

When I read the July 6 introductory story in The Gazette about Dan Storto’s Glove Museum in Dorloo, N.Y., it was clear to me that I had to take my family to see this creation, as my grandmother worked her fingers to the bone sewing gloves at home for various glove factories from Fulton County.

On July 29, we visited the Glove Museum and were greeted by the world-renowned glove maker and proprietor, Dan Storto, who took us through the stages of glove making from start to finish. The museum is filled with an extensive collection of original artifacts, from patterns, samples, drawings, paperwork, tools, machinery, etc., to current work in progress.

While I was reviewing this collection, it’s quite obvious a great deal of time, energy and expense has been undertaken in putting this magnificent collection and display together. There’s also a resource collection for those who wish to read and research via textbooks.

Anyone who has ever worked in the industry, had family who worked in the industry, lived in the area, or wondered how this industry was created, flourished and disappeared needs to see this display and talk with Dan. You will learn a great deal, see a great deal, and become part of the history as you take in this great collection. Don’t overlook this hidden treasure and important part of our heritage.

The Glove Museum is open from noon to 6 p.m., Thursdays to Sunday until Nov. 1. For more information, visit theglovemuseum.com.

Frank Mucilli

Amsterdam

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