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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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Letters to Azel: Civil War Letters from Father to Son

Staff Report
From: Ohio Civil War 150

JUNE 25: The Clinton County Genealogical Society invites you to a lecture about Letters to Azel: Civil War Letters from Father to Son on June 25th at 7:30 pm in the Clinton County Historical Society Meeting Room.  This book, compiled by the Sabina Historical Society, is a treasure trove of information about a small Northern town during the time of the Civil War, from the weather to prices and the interest rate at the local bank, as well as his opinions as a War Democrat about the way the Civil War should be run.  Perhaps most interestingly, Mr. Crumley, employed at the Auditor’s Office, seems to know everyone in the county and their business — and relates it all to his son!  The book has an index of almost 400 names that are used in these letters, a great resource for local historians and genealogists in Southwest Ohio!

The program will be presented by Sabina Historical Society members Sharon Roberts, Joy Shoemaker and Susanne Kenney, and is free and open to the public.

Details: Free and open to the public

Location: Clinton County Historical Society, 149 E. Locust Street, Wilmington OH 45177

For More Information: Email Susanne Kenney at

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Getting ready

Have most of the kinks worked out of this blog. Except for video not uploading from my phone.

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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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The Canton Symphony Orchestra to present In Remembrance: Civil War

The Canton Symphony Orchestra, in Canton OH, will present it commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, November 6, in Umstattd  Hall in the Canton Cultural Center.

Associate Conductor Matthew Browns will be conducting for an exciting collaboration with Westwater Arts Photochoregraphy.

James Westwarter’s Symphonic Photochoregraphy is an innovative form that connect audiences to live classical music via choregraphed photo essays.

Chris Craft, Special Projects Coordinator at the Massillon Museum, will serve as narrator for the Lincoln Portrait.

If you are looking for something to do on a Sunday evening, this should be a great evening of entertainment.

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