Deborah Emmons-Andarawis, Curator, Historic Cherry Hill
Hidden in an attic trunk for more than a century, a rare textile was uncovered shortly after Cherry Hill transitioned from private home to historic house museum. Just what was discovered? A pristine, curiously figured, gloriously colored 18th-century Indian-made bedcover called a palampore. This lecture will explore the history of Cherry Hill's palampore and what it likely signified to its earliest Van Rensselaer owner.
Free with museum admission
This lecture is sponsored by Partners for Albany Stories (PASt).