Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Historical Museum Opening Today

The Crittenden County Historical Museum will be opening for the season today.  It is located at 128 East Bellville Street across from The Crittenden Press office.  We will open at 10:00 am this morning and close at 3:00 pm. Tuesday -Saturday from April 6th until Oct. 31.

If you enjoy local history of Crittenden County or just enjoy seeing the old items from a bygone time, you will like visiting our Museum.

Our building itself is full of history.  The beautiful stain glass windows are a treasurer in themselves.  Original to the building, which was built in 1881 by the United Presbyterian Church members.  These windows have a special glow, and the colors change according to the weather outside.  If it's sunny they have a more golden glow, and if it's cloudy the blues, greens and purples seem to come alive. 

For the month of April the Museum will have on display several colorful and interesting quilts.  They include Friendships quilts, Crazy Block quilt, Log Cabin quilt, and Crazy quilts.  A very special one this year, that Carlos Travis, has loaned for visitors to view is a Crazy Quilt make in 1898.  Carlos purchased the Crazy Quilt at the Deanwood sale in 1998 when he purchased the old Dean homestead as well.  The Crazy Quilt is not a typical quilt.  No quilting stitches nor batting were used in its construction.  The Crazy Quilt is a unique conglomeration of randomly pieced fancy fabrics with embroidered embellishments on nearly every seam and patch.

If  you are in our area, we welcome you to visit the Museum and see our treasures.

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