EP HISTORICAL SOCIETY SPRING OPEN HOUSES
The John Hunt House : 1 - 3:30pm
65 Hunt’s Mills Road - 02916
ANNOUNCING OUR NEW EXHIBIT - AT THE HUNT HOUSE:
“Keep Me Warm One Night” - An Exhibit of Antique and New Quilts at Hunt House
The receipt of an unusual quilt made in 1909 by Walter Cunningham, who was born and lived his life at the Bishop Farm on Pleasant Street prompted a check of the EPHS archival quilts available for an exhibit: 9 was the tally. Also available were the Blackstone Valley National Corridor quilt with an East Providence square done by member Rose Sirenski and the Crescent Park commemorative quilt made by Beverly Simmons, daughter of the park owner. These, and other member family quilts, will be on view for this new exhibit which will run March through August. We are very excited to be partnering with Piecemakers, a quilting group based at Newman Church. This group will help docent the exhibit, show pieces of their own fine work, present a program at the April 4th meeting at Newman Church and answer questions about getting started at the art of quilting. As usual, there will be an interactive quilting activity for everyone to try.
Note: this exhibit can be open for small groups with a donation to the EPHS.