White Glove Tour of Museums Textile Collection
- 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
the white gloves for a hands-on tour of the remarkable Textile
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
most interesting examples of needlework, quilts, coverlets, and
dating from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, including: a
yellow silk swatch of fabric reputed to have come from the bed
Marie Antoinette; a needlework sampler from the 1770s; a quilt made
English soldier from other soldiers' uniforms during the Crimean War
1850s; Mennonite show towels; Victorian wedding dresses; and many
artifacts made of linen, silk, wool and cotton.
There will be lots of information sharing and hand-outs to take home
care and handling of textiles. This will be a great opportunity to
best to store and care for heirloom quilts or wedding dresses; and
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.