Gallery Talks: "Threads of Brotherhood: Masonic Quilts and Textiles"
July 17, 2012
What contribution did women’s textiles make to Freemasonry’s vibrant shaping of American families and communities in the 1800s and the 1900s?
To find out, join Director of Collections Aimee E. Newell on Saturday, July 28, 2:00 p.m. in the "Threads of Brotherhood: Masonic Quilts and Textiles" exhibition. This free gallery talk will offer visitors insights into how women demonstrated knowledge of Masonic values with their needles and created lasting reminders of their skills. This new exhibition features more than 25 quilts, coverlets, needlework pictures, and hooked rugs drawn from the Museum's collection. It tells a compelling story of connected lives and shared values.
We will offer two "Threads of Brotherhood" gallery talks in the fall:
Saturday, September 15, 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 20, 1:00 p.m.
The October gallery talk is scheduled prior to Pamela Week's 2 p.m. lecture on Civil War quilts for soldiers. Combined, the two programs provide an ideal opportunity to explore how women used their needlework to help shape public life in 19th century America.
Save the dates! We'll see you at the Museum!
Lady Liberty Lights the Way, 1985, Nancy M. Crasco, Massachusetts. Gift of Nancy Crasco, 2010.006. Photograph by David Bohl.
Masonic Quilt, 1880-1920, unidentified maker, probably Ohio. Musuem purchase, 2002.008. Photograph by David Bohl.