A Stitch in Time: Quilts from the Collection of the Greenwich Historical Society

Curators: Kathleen Motes Bennewitz with Karen Frederick and Sue Reich   

COS COB, CT – A Stitch in Time: Quilts from the Collection of the Greenwich Historical Society will open on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 in the museum gallery of the Greenwich Historical Society. The exhibition offers a rare look at over twenty-five distinctive and colorful quilts made between the early 1800s and early 1900s. The selection of quilts is rich in the history of the people and the town of Greenwich and illustrates the historical and technical aspects of traditional patterns and quilting. The exhibition is curated by Historical Society Director of Exhibitions and Education Kathleen Motes Bennewitz and Curator of Museum Collections Karen Frederick with quilt historian, author and lecturer Sue Reich.  The exhibition will remain on view through Sunday, June 13, 2010.

Oak Leaf Variation, made by Stillson Benevolent Society,
, CT, dated May 13, 1862, gift of Mrs. Benjamin
Belchner, Jr., collection of The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich.

Greenwich Historical Society museum gallery and Bush-Holley House are open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. Children under 6 and Historical Society members are free. Guided tours of the exhibition are available Wednesday through Sunday at 1, 2, and 3 p.m.  For information on Group Reservations on non-public days, please call 203-869-6899, ext. 18.

The Greenwich Historical Society is located at 39 Strickland Road in Cos Cob, CT and features the circa 1730 National Historic Landmark Bush-Holley House, home of Connecticut’s first art colony. Guided tours of the House feature an American Impressionist art collection and historic interiors. The museum gallery presents historically and artistically significant exhibits that focus on the art and artists of the Cos Cob art colony, museum collections and aspects of Greenwich history. Take I-95, exit 4.  For more information about the Greenwich Historical Society and Bush-Holley House, visit www.bush-holley.org.

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