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Civil War era quilts on display at McCook House

Posted by Bob Evans, July 9, 2012

Civil War era quilts

Civil War era quilts are on display in the McCook House in Carrollton, OH>

Civil War era replica quilts are on display through the end of July at the McCook House Civil War Museum on Public Square in Carrollton.

The displays were set up by Dave Lewis of North Canton and Pat McArtor of Homeworth.  They are members of Yesteryear Quilters who meet at Anna Louisa’s Needle Arts in Louisville.

Yesteryear Quilters visit museums and copy cloth patterns from the Civil War Era through the end of the century.  Using reproduction fabric, the group creates the quilts.

One of the quilts on display is for Mary Ann “Mother” Bell Bickerdyke, a hospital administrator for Union soldiers during the Civil War.  She was born in Knox County, OH, later moving to Galesburg, IL

A large quilt hanging from the second floor staircase features pictures of Union and Confederate soldiers as well as women who posed as men to fight during the Civil War.

Lewis printed the pictures, originally published by the Library of Congress, on cloth, and were then used in the quilt pattern.

The McCook House Civil War Museum is open Memorial Day through Labor Day and the second weekend in October, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.  For more information, call 330-627-3345.

Shown above with the Bickerdyke quilt are:   Pat McArtor and Dave Lewis.


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Last day

Last day of work for the next two weeks. Will arriving in Gettysburg Wednesday afternoon.

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Trivia question of the Day

What was the average height of the Union soldier?

Answer: 5-feet, 8.5 inches.

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Traveling Civil War exhibit stops in Woodsfield

By Bob Evans

Traveling exhibit

The traveling Ohio Civil War 150 will be on display in Woodsfield through July 4. Photo courtesy of OHS.

The official Ohio Civil War 150th traveling exhibit will be in Woodsfield through July 4 at the Hollister-Perry House.

Admission is free, but check for hours.

The exhibit is sponsored by The Monroe County Historical Society to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.


Date(s): June 9, 2012 – July 4, 2012
Cost: Free
Time: June 9: 10 a.m. till 8 p.m.;
June 10: 12pm-3pm;
June 11-July 4: M-F 10am-2pm
Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm
Location: The Hollister-Parry House, 217 Eastern Avenue, Woodsfield, OH,
(740) 472-1933

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Counting down the days till CWI

Ed Bearss

Ed Bearss lead a tour at last year’s CWI also.

By Bob Evans

The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College is getting closer and I can hardly wait. Will be leaving for their in eight days.

I will be going on a tour of Fredericksburg on Monday with Ed Bearss.

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On this date

The battle of Spotslvania Court House was fought.

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Starting to get things ready for CWI in Gettysburg.  Just over a month to go.

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