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Quilts and the Underground Railroad

Quilts and the Underground Railroad @ Grand Island Memorial Library

Instructor: Theresa Wiater, experienced quilter; retired teacher, Clarence Center Elementary School.

For years, it has been believed that women and men used quilts as signals to help men, women and children escape slavery using the Underground Railroad. What were those signals? What did thy mean? Is there truth to the signals or is it a fallacy that has been repeated for generations? Learn what the quilt blocks were, what they signified and the story that goes along with it.

Registration is not required.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library.

Thursday, November 21, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Grand Island Memorial Library
  Adult     Senior     Teen     Young Adult  
  Lectures, Talks & Panels  


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