is opening at the American Textile History Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, this weekend.
The show will be up from June 30, 2012 – November 25, 2012
The exhibit is curated by Madelyn Shaw and Lynne Bassett.
From the ATHM website:
Homefront & Battlefield will use quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply moving and insightful personal stories (private memory) about the war, its causes, and its aftermath with the broader national context (public history). Textiles were integral to the Civil War—physically, economically, ideologically, and emotionally—and linked soldiers and civilians. The exhibition and book build on recent scholarship in social and economic history to tell of the events that led to the war, the stories of men and women affected by the Civil War, and the opportunities and challenges that followed it.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The catalog, published by ATHM, has been scheduled for publication June 1, 2012. Look for Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War by Madelyn Shaw and Lynne Zacek Bassett.
See the ATHM website here: