Click Here To Take A "Mini-Tour" Of The Brockton Historical Society Shoe Museum
The Brockton Shoe Museum
"The only authentic shoe museum in America"
Aided by a dramatic new video documentary entitled the
Rise and Fall Of The Greater Brockton Shoe Industry, our footwear
exhibits trace the evolution of American shoemaking from the 16th century to
the present. From early Indian moccasins, walking shoes and slave shoes to present day work and athletic shoes,
the entire story is detailed. One of the most popular displays in this
complex is the "Celebrity Footwear" exhibit. Included are shoes worn by Ted
Williams, Arthur Fiedler, Rocky Marciano, and the size 24 shoes worn by Primo Carnera
- world champion Italian boxer of the 1930s. This exhibit also features the footwear of Mamie Eisenhower, former President Ford, and President Clinton - who recently provided the museum with a pair of his jogging sneakers.
Another feature of this museum is our unique collection of military shoes, covering the period of the Civil war through the Desert
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