In May the Loudoun Sampler Guild will hit the road for a field trip to the Chester County Historical Society in West Chester, PA. We will see the “In Stitches” exhibit of select samplers and other embroidery made by girls from Chester County and the surrounding area. The wonderful collection includes 150 samplers, 12 embroidered globes, pin balls and marked linens.
Admission is $12.
We will see a slide presentation, and then take a guided tour of the exhibit with curator Ellen Endslow. The curator of the Westtown School sampler collection may be there also. Our lecture and tour will last for about 90 minutes after which we can break for lunch at one of the many restaurants in the area. After lunch, we will be free to return to the museum and browse the exhibit at our leisure.
The address is 225 North High Street, West Chester, PA, and the building is located at the intersection of High and Chestnut Streets. Our tour is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. so you should arrive by 10:45. Parking is readily available on the street where meters are free on Saturday, or in numerous nearby parking garages.
And what would a field trip be without a stop at a needlework shop? There’s a good one nearby – The Strawberry Sampler. 364 Wilmington Pike, A-2. (Rt. 202). Glen Mills, PA 19342.
One final note to anyone who cannot make this date. “In Stitches” will be on view through September 7, 2012. For further info see www.chestercohistorical.org.