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Buffalo History Museum announces new exhibit


Mon, Dec 14th 2015 03:50 pm

"Quilts: Techniques & Styles" brings warmth this winter through timeless artistic expression and an added element of technology and live demonstrations

On "M&T Third Friday," Dec 18, The Buffalo History Museum will premiere its new exhibit, "Quilts: Techniques and Styles."

Running until January 2017, more than 40 quilts will be displayed, each with its own unique expression and history. Guests will view some of the museum's most notable quilts from its collection, learn how they were created, and unfold stories within the stitched fabrics. An interactive touchscreen display will invite visitors of all ages to explore their symbolism and meaning.

"This is the first time since 1990 that the museum has done a large-scale quilt exhibit. The visitor will come away with a basic understanding and greater appreciation of the techniques used in quilting and how they impact the style of a quilt," said Walter Mayer, director of museum collections.

Through the support of M&T Bank, a special opening event is planned Friday, Dec. 18 at the museum, One Museum Court (at Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace intersection). A 5 p.m. reception will be followed by a 6 p.m. tour. Both admission and parking are free. For more information, call 716-873-9644 or visit www.buffalohistory.org.

Since its founding in 1862, The Buffalo History Museum has been Western New York's premier historical organization, serving to collect, research, interpret and share the Niagara Frontier's rich history. Its collections include more than 100,000 artifacts, 200,000 photographs and 20,000 books. The History Museum annually presents a wide array of programs, exhibits, tours, outdoor events and activities for all ages that utilize many of these resources to tell the stories of both ordinary and extraordinary people of Western New York. 

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