Some time ago I told you that our historic Gunboat Quilt has been conserved and is on display at the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Mass as a part of their Sesquicentennial exhibition called “Homefront & Battlefield”.

The exhibit will travel to three additional venues:  the New York Historical Society in New York City,  April – August 2014; the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont, September, 2014 – January 2015; and the Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln, Nebraska, Feb 2015 – June 2015.

We are very excited that the ATHM wants to continue to show our quilt from the First White House of the Confederacy. To quote their curator, “it is both very attractive, and has a great story to tell about the work done by so many women on the home front in the South”.