Hartwick’s Yager Museum Plans Textiles “Roadshow”

July 14, 2011

On Saturday, July 23 from 12:30-4:30 p.m., Hartwick College's Yager Museum of Art & Culture will host textile historian and weaver Rabbit Goody for a special program. The event will be held in the Main Gallery of the museum and is free and open to the public.

"If you bring your heirloom textile-quilt, coverlet, flag, tablecloth, etc.-to the museum, Ms. Goody will examine it and share some information with you about its history," explained Yager Museum Coordinator Donna Anderson. "If you like 'Antiques Roadshow,' you will love this program! Find out more about your own treasures and watch Ms. Goody analyze other materials from community members."

Based in Cherry Valley, Rabbit Goody has spent her career researching, documenting, and writing about historic textiles, as well as replicating carpets and other woven cloth based on historic patterns. She is the guest curator of the Museum's main gallery exhibition "From Geometric to Fancy: Early 19th-Century Coverlets from The Yager Museum Collection," featuring 15 coverlets and related textiles. The exhibition will be closed at the end of July, so this is the perfect opportunity to come and enjoy this special focus on historic textiles from our region.

The museum will provide light refreshments during the program. The Yager Museum is located on the first floor of Yager Hall on the Hartwick College campus. For more information, call Anderson at 607-431-4423.

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