CUMBERLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S
Highlighting local schoolgirl needlework from 1762 – 1860
The Threads That Bind Us
A Cumberland County Collaborative Schoolgirl Needlework Exhibition
The Cumberland County Historical Society cordially invites you to an upcoming sampler exhibit to be held at the c. 1730 Gibbon House in Greenwich on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 12 Noon to 5 P.M. The Threads That Bind Us, a sampler exhibit highlighting local schoolgirl needlework from 1762 – 1860, will include samplers from area museums and private collections.
Two of the Cumberland County Historical Society's samplers are part of the current Hail Specimen of Female Art! exhibition at the Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton, New Jersey. In addition to welcoming our local "Jersey girls" home, the May 16th exhibit will highlight early female education. Dan and Marty Campanelli, co-curators of the Morven exhibit, will be on-hand to deliver their lecture entitled "So Education Forms the Mind." This lecture will be held at the Lummis Library in Greenwich at 2 P.M.
As part of the research gathered for the Morven exhibit, the Campanelli's discovered a common pattern among the early Cumberland County samplers, tagging them the "compartmented samplers of Cumberland." Through this exhibit, we hope to bring forth new discoveries and to join them with the known examples in an effort to further this important research. We hope you will join us and be a vital part of The Threads That Bind Us county-wide!
COST PER TICKET: $20
(Includes light lunch, sampler exhibition catalogue and lecture by Dan & Marty Campanelli)
Make checks payable to the CCHS and mail to:
CCHS – Sampler Exhibit
PO Box 16
Greenwich NJ 08323
DEADLINE TO RSVP: Friday, May 8, 2015
QUESTIONS? Call Linda at 856-690-1018 or Barbara at 856-451-6945
All proceeds will be used for sampler conservation/restoration.