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White Glove Tour of Museum’s Textile Collection

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  • Kevin Windsor
    For anyone in the Kitchener Waterloo area that may be interested. White Glove Tour of Museum s Textile Collection On Saturday, February 12, Doon Heritage
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 27, 2005
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      For anyone in the Kitchener Waterloo area that may be interested.

      White Glove Tour of Museum's Textile Collection

      On Saturday, February 12, Doon Heritage Crossroads in Kitchener will
      supply
      the white gloves for a hands-on tour of the remarkable Textile
      Collections
      housed in the Waterloo Regional Curatorial Centre at the museum.
      Pre-registration is required for the tour which takes place from
      9:30 am to
      12:30 pm. The cost of the tour is $15.00 per person.

      The museum's Curator and Conservator will show the collections' best
      and
      most interesting examples of needlework, quilts, coverlets, and
      clothing,
      dating from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, including: a
      small
      yellow silk swatch of fabric reputed to have come from the bed
      chamber of
      Marie Antoinette; a needlework sampler from the 1770s; a quilt made
      by an
      English soldier from other soldiers' uniforms during the Crimean War
      in the
      1850s; Mennonite show towels; Victorian wedding dresses; and many
      more
      artifacts made of linen, silk, wool and cotton.

      There will be lots of information sharing and hand-outs to take home
      on the
      care and handling of textiles. This will be a great opportunity to
      ask how
      best to store and care for heirloom quilts or wedding dresses; and
      who to
      talk to when you want to have textiles cleaned and conserved.

      Call the museum at (519)748-1914 to register.

      Doon Heritage Crossroads is located at 10 Huron Road at Homer Watson
      Boulevard in Kitchener, 3 km north of Interchange 275 on Highway 401.
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