Upcoming Events of Interest to the History Community
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The Catawba Valley Decorative Arts Survey MHA Docents Program, Tuesday, April 7.
Fellowship Hall of Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church. Refreshments at 9:30, business meeting at 10, and program at 11. Visitors are always welcome.
The Catawba Valley Decorative Arts Survey was established in the 1990s to document the material culture of our ancestors in Mecklenburg and the surrounding counties. Since then Linda Dalton and Jane Estep have been documenting and photographing furniture, textiles, books, papers, paintings and artwork, needlework, silver, pewter, tin, iron, glass, and ceramics made or used in the area from 1750 through 1850. Some of the items are in museums or public collections, many are privately owned. Linda and Jane began their investigation in Rowan County, an early center for artisans, and spread their search across the entire area. For the April program they will bring slides of some of their best finds, point out interesting details, and share stories of their adventures along the way.
Both Linda and Jane had considerable interest and knowledge of material culture when the project began. After twenty years of exploring Southern decorative arts, they are indeed experts.