Delaware Sampler Symposium: Delaware Discoveries: Girlhood Discoveries, 1750-1850

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June 9, 2018
United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

This symposium celebrates the release of the new publication, "Delaware Discoveries: Girlhood Discoveries, 1750-1850," by Gloria Seaman Allen and Cynthia Steinhoff, published by the Chesapeake Book Company and Biggs Museum of American Art and designed by James F. Brisson. These talks will also create the context necessary to understand the Biggs Museum’s feature exhibition of over 100 samplers illustrated within the publication. This is the largest and most comprehensive study of Delaware girlhood needlework of the 18th and 19th century ever conducted. The book is fully illustrated and comprised of approximately 350 pages and 20 chapters covering topics spanning the various needlework instructors across the state.

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Contact Info: 

Biggs Museum of American Art

406 Federal Street, Dover DE 19901


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