Civil War era quilts on display at McCook House

Dave Lewis (left) and Charlene Good hold a McCook Family themed quilt which will be on display in the McCook House through July.

Dave Lewis (left) and Charlene Good hold a McCook Family themed quilt which will be on display in the McCook House through July.

The McCook House Civil War Museum will open Memorial Day weekend for the summer season.

A quilt exhibit with over 50 quilts will be on display beginning May 26 through July during regular business hours. The museum is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

The first floor will feature quilts pertaining to the Civil War, such as cot quilts, quilts with Civil War themes, such as honoring the McCook Family and Mother Bickerdyke. Two original Civil War era quilts, one from the north and one from the south, will be on display along with a “crazy quilt” dating to the period after the war. The second floor will feature other quilts.

Each quilt will be identified with the owner’s name, year made if known, type such as pieced or appliqued, original design or made from a pattern, hand or machine quilted and maker’s name.

A cotton quilt will be placed on a frame and quilters will be able to quilt on it. Once it is completed it will become part of the museum’s collection.

Admission is $3 for adult and $1 for children age 6-12 years. Donations are welcome.

The McCook House is located at the top of Public Square in Carrollton.

 

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