NC Museum of History Debuts New QuiltSpeak Exhibit

NC Museum of History Debuts New QuiltSpeak Exhibit

Runs Through Spring, March 08, 2020

A new exhibit entitled “QuiltSpeak:  Understanding Women’s Voices Through Quilts” is now on display at the North Carolina Museum of History in downtown Raleigh.

Some of the voices of the quilt creators have been silenced but today the quilts still speak of skill and power, economy and ingenuity, memory and forgetting. The women who lovingly created the quilts have been virtually forgotten in recorded history.

Quiltspeak examines what the quilts can tell us about the women who made them, and about ourselves. The exhibit will be on display through March 8, 2020.

Other current exhibits include “One Giant Leap:  North Carolina and the Space Race.” The lobby exhibit explores North Carolina’s role in the space race, with stories about people who helped the United States land on the moon in 1969. The exhibit runs through January, 2020.

 “Toy Boom!,” a new exhibit spotlighting classic toys from the 1950s and 60s, will open October 4.

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