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Needlework Documentation Project
March 2, 2012, 11:50 pm
Filed under: Needlework Documentation Project

Special event! And, an opportunity that I won’t miss . . .

IN STITCHES: Unraveling Their Stories
December 2, 2011 – September 7, 2012
Chester County Historical Society
225 N. High Street
West Chester, PA 19380
The exhibit is a rare opportunity to see large portions of the needlework collections of Westtown School and Chester County Historical Society (50 minute drive due west of Philadelphia). Enjoy select samplers and other embroidery made by girls from Chester County and the surrounding area 200 years ago.
For further information visit www.chestercohistorical.org or call 610.692.4800

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate the documentation process by assisting with registration, writing descriptions of incoming embroidered pieces, and interviewing participants. There is a 1-hour training session (either Mar 28 or Mar 31). And, then the volunteer day is Sat Apr 14. Volunteers are requested to participate for at least one shift of 4 hours, 8:30 to 12:30 or 12 noon to 4:00.  Anyone interested in participating the whole day will be offered a sandwich lunch. Read more at http://www.chestercohistorical.org/pdf/Needlework-Documentation-Volunteers-press-release.pdf

I found out about this from a friend who read about it a newspaper. I’ve passed it on to my ANG chapter members & now reaching out to others in the area. Sounds like a wonderful, different experience. Maybe I’ll see you there!

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