The Meaning of "Stitching History"

Because so little was known about Hedy Strnad and her family's history, the Jewish Museum Milwaukee had to piece together information bit by bit in a process not unlike stitching a dress. Therefore, this digital exhibit is organized around five interpretive stages of sewing, drawing a parallel between the work of making Hedy's dresses and stitching together her life story.

By engaging fully with this process of discovery, we invite you to participate in bringing Hedy's memory to life, along with her dresses. Please join us in exploring these five stages:

Finding Remnants

Stitching the Pieces

Looking for Patterns

Bringing the Designs to Life