Annual Quilt Exhibit — Wednesday, May 1st, through Friday, May 31st
Winters Heritage House Museum in Elizabethtown invites the public to enjoy a colorful exhibit of 30 antique through modern day quilts throughout May. The show, now in its 28th year, is put together by the museum’s Quilt Committee. Quilts are gathered from community sources and rarely has a quilt been displayed more than once. Each locally-made quilt’s history and process information is presented alongside it. The museum’s log rooms, dating to the mid-1700s and early-1800s, make a rich backdrop for the show.
This year’s featured quilt was made for and displayed at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. Hummelstown resident, Emma Hoerner, who made the masterpiece quilt, allowed 400+ people to visit the quilt in her home prior to its journey to the New York World’s Fair. The quilt, still in excellent condition, is a marvel to behold, read about, and enjoy.
The display opens Wednesday, May 1st, and runs through Friday, May 31st, during museum hours and by appointment. (Wed., Thurs., & Fri., from 9:30am-3pm)
Groups should schedule in advance for a guided tour and group admission rate.
General admission to the exhibit is a requested $3 donation per person, and benefits the museum’s education programs. Museum members and students are free.