FOCUS ON THE MAKERS: Samplers, Needlework and Quilts

As hand-sewn items, all forty of the objects in this exhibition allow us to “read” material objects bringing to light the social experience and cultural practices of our 19th c. Naugatuck Valley region. Learn the stories behind both decorative and utilitarian objects including quilts, samplers, homespun textiles for bed and bath, and personal items such as beaded purses.