“To Save in Little Things”: An American History of Thrift

Tuesday, 1/7/2014 12:30pm - Wednesday, 2/12/2014 8:30pm

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From Ben Franklin’s birthday on January 17 through the next week, we celebrate Thrift Week with a document display about the history of the thrift movement of the early 20th century. What is thrift? The ethic and practice of wise use. Why at HSP? Because we have one of the largest historical collections about thrift. Come learn about the birth of the School Savings Bank movement, the ways in which thrift helped to win the world wars, and the many social and educational organizations that have shaped how we think about savings, spending, and giving.