Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Important Early Quilt at 1812 ½ Show in Sackets Harbor September 29-30

The Pickering-Beach Historical Museum of Sackets Harbor, NY, will exhibit the 1859 quilt it has been given at the Great Lakes Seaway Trail 1812 ½ Quilt Show in Sackets Harbor, NY, September 29 and 30.

The quilt, discovered in a box of old packing blankets purchased at a rummage sale in Sackets Harbor 10 years ago, has been professionally appraised and authenticated.

Historian Jeannie Brennan and Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site Manager Connie Barone are currently researching the names, such as Westcott, Phillips and Hammond, that are sewn in tiny stitches in red silk thread into the album-style quilt. 

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail 1812 ½ Quilt Show at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center features the international traveling exhibit of 26 1812-style quilts, new Great Lakes Seaway Trail “Storyteller” interpretive panels about the War of 1812, and new works by American and Canadian quilters using patterns, colors and fabrics true to the 1812 time period.

Show hours are 10am-5 pm Saturday and Sunday. The $5 admission is good for both days For more information, go online to www.seawaytrail.com/quilting <http://www.seawaytrail.com/quilting> or call Lynette at 315-646-1000 x203.
More Information:
The Pickering-Beach Historical Museum consists of the circa 1809 Pickering Cottage and the circa 1817 Pickering-Beach House literally just a few steps from the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site in Sackets Harbor, NY.

A local legend says the cottage may have been used as a War of 1812 “hospital.”  The house was first built by Massachusetts native Joshua Pickering and rebuilt in the 1830-40s, probably by his son and Great Lakes Captain August A. Pickering.

The properties are today managed by the Pickering-Beach Committee of the Sackets Harbor Area Cultural Preservation Foundation.  

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