Friday, August 21, 2009

Sampler Exhibit



Milwaukee Public Museum
800 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

ABC's of Schoolgirl Samplers: Children, Education, and Needlework

Schoolgirl samplers are one of the most recognizable and beloved American needle arts. Samplers were created by young girls as part of their formal education demonstrating needle handiwork, literacy, moral education and historical/geographic understanding. A selection of a dozen samplers from the Museum's Clothing and Textile Collection provides an opportunity to enjoy and examine the handiwork of early 19th century American girls. This is a limited run exhibit due to the fragility and age of the textiles.

ABC's of Schoolgirl Samplers is located on the first floor, center gallery, from August 21 – November 29, 2009.


Milwaukee Public Museum
Summer Public Hours (June 14 - September 30) Monday 9:00 - 4:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00 - 4:00
Thursday 9:00 - 4:00
Friday 9:00 - 4:00
Saturday 9:00 - 4:00
Sunday 10:00 - 4:00

* Box Office closes 30 minutes prior to Museum closing time.

Closed Dates
July 4, 2009 (Independence Day)
November 26, 2009 (Thanksgiving Day)
December 25, 2009 (Christmas Day)

2 comments:

Kim B said...

I would love to see that!

Ranae said...

Thanks so much for posting the info. I might just have to get there.

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