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ZOOM — Discover History Series: Maine Quilts — 250 Years of Comfort and Community

Monday, October 18 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

The Camden Public Library welcomes Maine State Museum curator Laurie LaBar for a fascinating online presentation about her new book, Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community

Quilting has a rich history in Maine and America and its popularity has surged in recent years as people return to traditional handcrafts. The history of quilting in Maine is a story of community. In her book, LaBar coaxes stories out of objects and uses those stories to enlighten, entertain, and bring new voices to Maine history.

The first book of its kind, Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community is the accompanying volume to a major two-year exhibit at the Maine State Museum. Stories abound, and lesser known aspects of the state’s history are brought to light, but the star attractions are the quilts themselves. Ranging from surviving Colonial era quilts to present day creations, more than 150 are presented in full color.

CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE THE LOG-IN INFORMATION TO JOIN THIS ZOOM WEBINAR.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I0OemyAZQ5a-BkOnbM65VA

CLICK HERE to purchase a copy of the book.


Former archaeologist Laurie LaBar is Chief Curator of History and Decorative Arts at the Maine State Museum. She has written two previous books, including Uncommon Threads: Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing, and Costume. She lives outside Augusta, Maine.


OTHER PROGRAMS IN THE OCTOBER 2021 DISCOVER HISTORY SERIES INCLUDE:

  • Be sure to stop by the library’s Picker Room Gallery during the month of October to see an exhibit curated by Ken Gross, Director of the Library’s Walsh History Center. The exhibit explores “The Seven ‘S’s of Olmsted Design,” and focuses on the historic landscape design of Camden’s Harbor Park. This exhibit was created as part of the nation-wide Olmsted 200 Celebration.

Discover History Month at the Camden Public Library is generously sponsored by Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inn.

Energy Efficient Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inn, celebrating 25 years

Additional support is provided by The Smiling Cow.


SUPPORT LOCAL HISTORY

During Discover History Month, the Camden Public Library is spotlighting the important work of our Walsh History Center. If you are enthusiastic about local history, consider supporting the library’s efforts at librarycamden.org/donate.

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Camden, ME 04843 United States
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