This is the annual Backroads Tour in Marion and Crittenden County. It coincides with the Quilt Show at Paducah, as visitors there like to visit sites in the surrounding area. The historic flood of 2011 will cause some problems, as many of the county roads in the Amish county are impassable due to the flooding of the Ohio River.
But if your big interest is Quilts, Marion has many displays for you to see starting today and tomorrow. It looks like it's going to be a beautiful 2 days, so maybe you can come see all the many, many quilts that have come out of storage for these two days.
Here are just a few that are on display at the Crittenden County Historical Museum at 124 East Bellville Street.
This heirloom quilt is the oldest quilt that the Museum has. The information with this quilt says that it was made by Elizabeth Kirk Hodge in 1856-57. She was the wife of Robert Washington Hodge.
All of our quilts are from local families and each quilt or hand-made blanket we have has a little history to go with it.