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Historic Quilts on Display at Historical Society

The Luzerne County Historical Society currently has twenty historic quilts on display at their Museum at 69 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre.
The Luzerne County Historical Society currently has twenty historic quilts on display at their Museum at 69 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre. The quilts, from the Society’s collections, include many patterns, types and sizes from the nineteenth and early twentieth century. These handmade quilts have been collected by the Society over the years.

Also on display is the exhibit She Rolled Up Her Sleeves: Luzerne County’s Women at Work which focuses on the unsung heroines of our history—the women who worked hard but never get any credit. The exhibit features a new quilt by Gina Thackara of Kingston, with blocks representing 12 “occupations”. Pioneer Women, Canallers’ Wives, Miners’ Wives and Maids, Church and Synagogue Volunteers, Religious Sisters, Factory Workers, Telephone Operators, Secretaries, Women in the Military, Teachers, Nurses, and Clerks and Waitresses are also represented by photographs and objects throughout the main gallery.

Located at 69 South Franklin Street (behind the Osterhout Library) the Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 2:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for children, and free for Historical Society members. Both exhibits will remain on display through August 31, 2014.
 
(Information from Mary Ruth Burke)
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