The Glove Museum is a hidden treasure

When I read a story several weeks ago about Dan Storto’s Glove Museum in Dorloo, 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, my family and I went to visit the Glove Museum. Upon arriving, we 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 reviewing this collection, it is quite obvious a great deal of time, energy and expense has been undertaken in putting this magnificent collection and display together. There is 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, 2155 Route 165, Dorloo, is open from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from until Nov. 1. For more information, visit theglovemuseum.com.

FRANK MUCILLI

Amsterdam