Last chance to see display quilts

The last chance to see 30-plus historic quilts from the collection of the Anoka County Historical Society (ACHS) will be tomorrow (Saturday, March 17) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.The years span from the mid-1800s to modern day, with each quilt telling a special story in the exhibit.

“The quilts are returning to their safe storage for preservation, so don’t miss your chance to see them,” said Todd Mahon, ACHS executive director.

In addition, at 2 p.m. March 17, people who have a quilt of their own (made or inherited) and want to know how to preserve it safely can bring it along to show.

“We will evaluate the best ways of preserving it,” Mahon said.

“In addition, samples of preservation materials and suggestions for keeping quilts as heirlooms for generations will be discussed.”

The event is open and free to the public as one last chance to see the quilt exhibit before it is removed to make room for the new exhibit, “Clothing the County, Fashions from Work to Play” opening May 1.

The Anoka County History Center and Library is located at 2135 Third Ave. N. in downtown Anoka.

The History Center is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission for ACHS members is free, non-members admission is $3 for adults, and $2 for children ages six to 17 years old.

The Anoka County Historical Society, organized in 1934, is headquartered in the Anoka County History Center and Library at 2135 Third Avenue North in Anoka.

For more information on its programs and activities visit www.ac-hs.org or look for it on Facebook.

For more information, call 763-421-0600

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