Historic girlhood samplers from the collection of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society are on display this summer at the Hedge House Museum, 126 Water Street, Plymouth, MA during regular museum hours. The exhibition highlights two schools of local samplers, including a series decorated with bright blue forget-me-nots made by members of the Jackson, Spooner and Weston families, and several octagonal-bordered samplers in the style traditionally associated with Plymouth. Two local samplers from private collections, never before publicly exhibited, will also be on display. In addition, a magnificent New Hampshire bird-and-basket sampler, wrought by 13-year-old Susannah Knapp in 1812, and an intricate needlework map of the world made by Sarah Rodman of New Bedford in 1809 will be shown. Members are invited to a viewing and reception on Thursday July 31st from 5 - 7 pm with refreshments served in the Rose Briggs Memorial Garden. The exhibit is open 2 to 6 pm, Wednesday through Sunday, through August 31st, and 1 to 4 pm on September 6th and 7th. For more details, click here or call
508-746-0012. Thank you, Denise for sharing and for all the other wonderful things you do.