Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Middle Tennessee Sampler Symposium * 25-26 February 2011

Here is a fabulous opportunity to see the Middle Tennessee Sampler exhibition: This My Name Shall Ever Have in the James K Polk Home with curator Janet Hannson, stitch a miniature sampler with Annelle Ferguson, attend a lecture and ornament class with co-curator Jennifer Core AND tour the Polk Home with curator Tom Price - all for $115. But you have to be sharp off the mark if you are not to be disappointed as the registration deadline is 15 February (next Tuesday). To register just email
A gallery guide has been published in conjunction with the exhibit and is available through the Polk Home. To order, call (931) 388-2354 or email The total mail order cost is $5.00 for international orders, $4.50 within the United States, or $4.76 for Tennessee residents. Price includes shipping and handling and applicable taxes (TN residents only). Wholesale inquiries should contact Janet Hasson at
The exhibition runs until 10 April, 2011 and there are a number of other hosted events:
Sunday 13 March 2011 2:00 pm
Noted historian Rick Warwick will present his research on Williamson County samplers and material culture. Free admission.
Saturday 19 March 2011 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Parents and children of all ages are invited to a beginning counted needlework class with co-curator Jennifer Core. Registration is required for this event. Cost is $20 for each parent-child pair and $15 for each additional person.
Sunday 3 April 2011 2:00 pm
Co-curators Jennifer Core and Janet Hasson will speak on Middle Tennessee samplers and female education in the 19th Century. Free admission.

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