January 28, 2022 at 11:48 a.m.
In addition, 20 colorful vintage and antique quilts are on display to brighten and fill out the exhibit space. The quilts are from the 1870’s – 2000’s. The patterns featured are: Log Cabin, Yo-Yo, Wedding Ring, Dresden Plate, Crazy, Shoo Fly, Hour Glass, Drunkard’s Path, Whig Rose, Grandmother’s Flower Garden, Mariner’s Compass and Postage Stamp. There are also some gorgeous Yo-Yo pillows and tiny doll quilts along with patchwork aprons and toys.
Replacing the annual Veteran’s Day display is a new collection of fabulous ink wells and pens dating from 1840-1940. The ink wells are made of a variety of materials including wood, glass, various metals and clay. The most interesting inkwell is made of an abalone shell. It was a souvenir from the South Pacific in 1900.
The toys and quilts will remain on display until early spring when the Society will change out to an exhibit on “trains”. Train memorabilia and artifacts from the community are welcome. Please call the CCHS office at 651-257-5310 and leave a message for Nancy or Lin, if you have something to loan for the exhibit. You can email [email protected]. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!
The CCHS History Center, Gift Shop and Research Library are open from 10-4 every day except Sunday. Please stop by on Mainstreet in downtown Lindstrom and check out the center. No admission is charged although donations are welcomed. Hope to see you soon!