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ONLINE LECTURE: Something in the Water: Quilts & Bed Rugs in New London County, 1750 – 1825 

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

with Lynne Z. Bassett, Textile Historian and Guest Curator of New London County Quilts & Bedcovers, 1750-1825

$10 (members $8)

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Some of America’s most lauded items of textile folk art were produced in New London County. What were the circumstances in the late Colonial and early Federal periods that fostered such creative talent? Guest curator Bassett will examine the county’s economic and social environment, and the high style European designs that filtered down to Colonial New England and inspired these needlewomen to create their own remarkable regional style.

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Image: Attributed to Jerusha Foote Johnson (1755‒1831), Colchester, Bed rug, 1782. Wool, Collection of Rick and Susan Copeland.
This exhibition has been made possible by generous support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, The Connecticut Cultural Fund, The Coby Foundation, Connecticut Humanities, Mr. & Mrs. J. Geddes Parsons, Bouvier Insurance, Barbara and Wayne Harms, Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Booth, Mr. & Mrs. Jeb Embree, Dr. Margaret O’Shea & Mr. Daniel O’Shea, as well as donors to the Museum’s Annual Fund. Media sponsor: WSHU Public Radio.

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February 24
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Florence Griswold Museum
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Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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