The “graveyard quilt,” by Elizabeth Roseberry Mitchell, dates to 1843 and memorializes family members who had died, including a toddler son, John Vanetta, and a 19-year-old son, Matthais.
The quilt shows 19th century mourning customs and is an example of quilting as an emotional outlet for women.
Visit the exhibit Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starting Nov. 11, KHS also will be open on some Fridays until 9 p.m. through December, as well as Sunday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., for a special Holiday History Train Display. More information is on our calendar of events.
Admission is $4 for adults; $2 for kids 6-18; and $3 for veterans. Admission is free for children 5 and under, and KHS and KJHS members.