It’s estimated that over 250,000 quilts were made for soldiers’ aid during the Civil War. Yet, we currently know of only 15 Northern soldiers’ quilts that have survived. These quilts tell stories about soldiers, their mothers, their sweethearts, and their wives.*
On Monday, September 17, 2012, the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, learn about the creation of these fascinating Civil War quilts, including a basic history of the war, the founding of the U. S. Sanitary Commission, and women’s response to the war. Pam Weeks, curator of the New England Quilt Museum, leads this illustrated lecture, which runs from 9:30 – 10:30 AM in the Sohier Room (1st floor, main library).
Part of the “Monday Mornings” lecture series. All welcome; no registration needed. Light refreshments are served starting at 9 AM. For more information please contact Robin at 978-921-6062 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This lecture is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.
*Source: Civil War Quilts by Pam Weeks and Don Beld