LECTURE Uncovered: Textile Treasure in an Attic Trunk

Fascinating textile history exists all over the Capital Region. Find out what one local historic house museum found hidden in its attic!

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).

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