Fragment Society

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The Fragment Society is a charitable women's society, founded in 1812 in Boston and incorporated in 1816.[1] The members of the Fragment Society make and buy clothing to be given to those in need. It is one of the oldest continuously-operating sewing circles in the United States. They chose their name from the parable of Jesus feeding the multitude with loaves of bread and fish. Jesus reminds his disciples to leave nothing behind, “to gather up the fragments that remained, that nothing be lost.” [2] The society celebrated their bicentennial in October 2012.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Anne Engelhart. "The Fragment Society Turns 200". Retrieved June 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "Fragment Society (Boston, Mass.) Records". Harvard University. Retrieved 2013-10-23.

Further reading[edit]

  • Anne Firor Scott (1993). Natural Allies: Women's Associations in American History. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 9780252063206.
  • Sarah Deutsch (2000). Women and the City : Gender, Space, and Power in Boston, 1870-1940. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199728107.

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