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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cape May NJ Sampler Exhibit

Sampler exhibit at the Cape May Historical Museum and Genealogical Society, March 20 - May 29, 2010. The historical society has 27 samplers in its collection, most of them worked by young women of Cape May County. Over the last 2 years, the historical society has had the samplers restored, conserved, and framed - supported by a $5000 grant from the county. Fifteen of the newly restored samplers are on display in the exhibit. The samplers were stitched by local girls in the 18th and 19th centuries. The earliest was worked by Mary Eldredge in 1796 and the most recent was embroidered by Martha Norton in 1853. The historical society hosted an opening reception in honor of the exhibit and its restored samplers on March 20, 2010.

Sorry no eye candy; I tried to find atleast one image online but couldn't find a one.

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