The Salmon Brook Historical Society in Granby will once again open its doors for a quilt airing of fifteen quilts from our collection.
From the 1876 Centennial Exposition to the 1933 Century of Progress World’s Fair, quilts across America changed as quilt patterns, fabrics, designs and fashionable colors evolved to reflect ...the times they were made in – to cover the history of our Nation as well as our Nation’s beds.
To represent these past decades, we’ve chosen quilts from our collection that span these years, including a wool and cotton 38 star American flag quilted banner, a silk fan quilt and a redwork penny square coverlet.
In addition to viewing the quilts, this year’s event will feature a trio of gowns including the exquisite lace wedding gown worn by Lois Wilcox of West Granby for her 1936 marriage to Ralph Hastings.
Event is open to the public. The admission price is $20 and includes the quilt airing and commentary, tour of the Abijah Rowe House, Cooley Schoolhouse and Tea held in the Victorian Parlor.
Due to space constraints we are also offering an afternoon session at 1 PM. Pre-registration is required to know which session you would like to attend.
For reservations: Contact Ginny Wutka either by phone 860-653-6897 or email at email@example.com.
All proceeds from ticket sales are used for the ongoing expenses of the Society.