Jeff Morgan, 515-281-3858 or Sarah Oltrogge, (515) 281-4011
What: History Hunter Vault Tours "Iowa's Hidden Quilt Treasures: A Tour"
Where: State Historical Museum, 600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50319
When: Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 10 a.m., Noon, and 2 p.m.
20 people per tour
Reservations strongly encouraged
$30 per person - groups welcome
Call 515-283-1757 for reservations
Details: Due to strong
public demand, the State Historical Museum is expanding its History Hunter "Vault
Tours" to include a special viewing of Iowa's best historic quilts. Chief
Curator Michael Smith will lead the exclusive, behind-the-scenes tours of some
of Iowa's finest treasures.
The tour begins with an
introduction to quilting history in the museum's new Rural Remembrances: Iowa's
Quilt Legacy and continues in the subterranean, climate-controlled preservation
center where tour participants will see some of the finest examples of this great
American art form.
and preservation techniques will be discussed during this unprecedented opportunity
to see quilts that have never been available for public viewing.
Additional quilting activities
will be available for the entire family. Please call (515) 281-5011.
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