Needlework Exhibit at Wentworth House
The Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) is pleased to announce the opening of Useful and Beautiful: New England Needlework and Textiles, an exhibit of a broad range of antique needlework and textiles and the tools used to create them. The exhibit officially opens this Friday, July 10 with a reception from 5 to 7 pm at the Colonel Paul Wentworth House in Rollinsford, NH.
Drawn from the collections of the Wentworth House as well as several private collections, the exhibit includes examples of embroidery, weaving, quilting, lace making and more from the late 1700s through the mid-20th century. Many objects in the exhibit have local connections, and some are being shown for the first time. The exhibit runs from July 12 to September 19, 2015 at the Colonel Paul Wentworth House.
Some special programs are planned in association with this exhibit. These include: “Tea and Stitchery,” a visit with the Wentworth ladies in the parlor on August 1; “The Fashionable Gentleman,” a demonstration of 18th century tailoring on August 9; and “Knitting for Victory” on wartime knitting on August 30.
Located at Water Street in Rollinsford, the circa 1701 Colonel Paul Wentworth House is maintained by ARCH as an educational and cultural center. The house is open on Sundays during the summer from 1 to 4 pm, and at other times by appointment. For more information about, call 742-4747 or 749-1966.