Digging Deeper: Stories Told Through Needle and Thread

  • May 6, 2023
  • Webb Deane Stevens Museum

    211 Main Street
    Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109
Ticket Price $20.00-$25.00 This event is now over

TWO PROGRAM TIMES:  10:30am and 1:30pm.

Join us for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes exploration of the Webb Deane Stevens Museum’s 18th and 19th century textile collection, including many never-before-seen pieces. A companion to our Threaded Voices exhibition, Museum educators and guides Elizabeth O’Brien and Linda Pagliuco will share the histories behind the schoolgirls’ samplers, quilted and embroidered bedcovers, chair seats, hooked rugs, clothes, and accessories. These hand-stitched items were not only made to be useful, but they were skillfully and artistically created. In a time when educational opportunities for women and girls were limited, needle and thread became the primary way for their voices to be heard. These examples of functional art ask you to look beyond the surface to understand the visual stories told by these young girls and women.

This two-hour program includes the Threaded Voices exhibition and textile display in the Holcombe Education Center, the Silas Deane House, and the Isaac Stevens House. Some periods of prolonged standing and stair-walking will be required, with seating available before and after the house tours. 



Date & Time

May 6, 2023 10:30 AM-3:30 PM

Venue Details

Webb Deane Stevens Museum

211 Main Street
Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109 Webb Deane Stevens Museum
Webb Deane Stevens Museum

Nestled in the heart of Connecticut's largest historic district, the Webb Deane Stevens Museum's three historic houses tell important stories of national and statewide significance.