Celebrate Black History Month and explore the stories of unsung Revolutionaries this February. Plan Your Visit

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Margaretta Forten Sampler on display in Black Founders exhibit.
Margaretta Forten, daughter of James Forten, sewed this sampler. Courtesy of Marcus and Lorri Huey

Looking to show off your stitching skills? Samplers were made by women to learn basic needlework skills. These samplers were made by a woman of various ages, ethnicities, and classes. Many samplers are signed with women’s names; some note where they went to school, their location, and when they were made. Learn how to stitch your sampler during a virtual, three-night workshop on Wednesdays, March 6, 13, and 20, from 7-8:30 p.m., as part of the Museum's Artisan Workshop Series.

Manager of Gallery Interpretation Meg Bowersox will show examples of original samples and discuss how they were made as she leads participants in making their own with historically accurate materials and sewing techniques.

The deadline to register for this workshop is Feb. 28.

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