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Opening Reception: Quilt Exhibition

2024 Album quilt Logo
 The Historical Society of Rockland County Invites You to an Opening Reception for

“When This You See, Remember Me”
An Exhibition of Inscribed Quilts from Rockland County

When: Sunday, April 21, 2024, 1-4 pm
Where: HSRC History Center Galleries, 20 Zukor Road, New City
Price: $FREE (but donations to support our education and preservation mission are welcome!)

From before the U.S. Civil War to the nation’s Revolutionary 
War Bicentennial anniversary in 1976 and beyond, women have shared their pride, friendship, and community by adding names to quilts.

The 2024 exhibition, "When This You See, Remember Me: Inscribed Quilts from Rockland County," showcases quilts 
that feature the names or initials of local women from the collections of the Historical Society of Rockland County, the Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives, the Reformed Church of West New Hempstead (Brick Church), Mount Tabor (NJ) Historical Society, and the Upper Saddle River (NJ) Historical Society.

Through the quilts, we learn about local women, the times in which they lived, and their textile artistry.

Of special interest in the exhibition are seven applique album quilts made in the 1850s. Their imagery, fashioned from patches of cloth, includes the flowers, fruit, and animals that surrounded these rural women. They also rendered buildings, tools, geometric designs, a memorial, a train, and much more.

The exhibition runs from April 21 to October 27, 2024, and is open to the public on Wednesdays-Fridays and Sundays, 1-4 pm, and by appointment. Admission is $5 per person and benefits the Society's education and preservation missions.


“When This You See, Remember Me” was curated by Peggy W. Norris, a member of the American Quilt Study Group, the Ridgewood (NJ) Historical Society, and the Genealogical Society of Bergen County. Special thanks to the organizations that lent quilts for the exhibition and to HSRC staff and exhibition volunteers Fr. Richard Baker, Bob Carroll, John Curry, Susan Deeks, Marianne Leese, Dianne Macpherson, Janet Oravec, Jennifer Rothschild, and Joe Suplicki.

For information about the exhibition or to schedule a group visit, contact Jennifer Rothschild, Director of Programming, at [email protected].


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