Visit to “Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois” Exhibit, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois, through September 8, 2013

May 22, 2013

“Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois” is on through September 8, 2013

at the Illinois State Museum in downtown Springfield, Illinois.

We went to Springfiled, Illinois, Friday to see the    exhibit at the Illinois State Museum.  It was a three and a quarter hour drive for us from the NW side of Indy, an easy drive.

The exhibit is very well done!  There are many quilts with detailed write ups for every one.  There are also other CW artifacts in the exhibit, which my husband and son enjoyed as well as the quilts.

I recommend that you see this exhibit if you possibly can.  Lunch at Boone’s Saloon, across the street from the north side of the museum was a treat.

This was my original post:

“With equal vigor of the enlisting Union soldiers, loyal Illinois women organized to support soldiers on the field and in the hospital, as they braced themselves for the changes in family and community life that the war would bring.

This exhibition features quilts, Civil War military supplies and weapons, a regimental drum, household artifacts and stories of women’s work and struggles during the Civil War, the Museum’s web site states.  The exhibit, as of this date,  opens on February 3, 2013, and runs through September 8, 2013.

Can’t wait to see it!

http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/main/pressroom.html?NPR=1196

General Museum info: http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/main/geninfo.html

Also not to be missed in Lincoln’s Home and Neighborhood
(http://www.nps. gov/liho/ index.htm), worthy of an afternoon’s stroll.

Many other Lincoln sites can be found at:
http://www.visit- springfieldillin ois.com/Lincoln/ Sites/

And don’t forget, Route 66 goes right through Springfield!
http://www.visit- springfieldillin ois.com/Route- 66/Kicks/  ”

Here are just a few of these historical quilts in the exhibit:

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Beautiful Trapunto detail

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