Saturday, January 15, 2011

Conversation with Amy Finkel on Antique Samplers

Announcement that Amy Finkel of M. Finkel and Daughter is lecturing on the samplers in the collection of the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent on February 3, 2011. In addition, the collection of approximately 20 samplers will be on exhibit specifically for this event, which is a rare treat as many of which have not been exhibited for decades, Notable samplers to be discussed in her lecture include (a) 1768 sampler by Sister Petronella (born Maria Hocker, 1737) at the Ephrata Cloisters of Lancaster County and (b) two 18th century samplers by Rebekah Jones of Philadelphia. The first (stitched in 1750) is attributed to the Ann Marsh school. The second (1751) is the earliest known signed and dated American white-work sampler.Other samplers to be discussed include Quakers samplers from Westtown school and a fine genealogy sampler from Maine. Entry fee is $10. RSVP recommended.

Conversations on Samplers" Showcases Rare Embroidered Works from Museum's Collection

(Philadelphia, PA)—The Philadelphia History Museum continues its popular “Conversations” program series on Thursday, February 3, 2011 (6:00 to 8:00 p.m.) with “Conversations on Samplers” hosted by Amy Finkel, co-owner of the M. Finkel & Daughter antiques business, and national authority on antique American schoolgirl samplers. To read further visit:

To register for this lecture, visit Free for Museum members, $10 for the general public. You may also R.S.V.P. directly to or call 215.685.4827.

Additional information on Amy Finkel can be found at her website

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