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May 23, 2024

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Exhibits On Women’s History and Quilts

Open At Luzerne County Historical Society

PENNSYLVANIA – The Luzerne County Historical Society announces the opening of two new exhibits at their museum. She Rolled Up Her Sleeves: Luzerne County’s Women at Work focuses on the unsung heroines of our history—the women who worked hard but never get any credit. The exhibit features a new quilt by Gina Thackara of Kingston, with blocks representing 12 “occupations”. Pioneer Women, Canallers’ Wives, Miners’ Wives and Maids, Church and Synagogue Volunteers, Religious Sisters, Factory Workers, Telephone Operators, Secretaries, Women in the Military, Teachers, Nurses, and Clerks and Waitresses are also represented by photographs and objects throughout the main gallery.

In photo: Women and children head home after picking coal from the culm banks. Photo featured in the Miners’ Wives section of She Rolled up Her Sleeves: Luzerne County’s Women at Work exhibit at the Luzerne County Historical Society’s museum through August 31.

The second exhibit features quilts from the Society’s collection. Twenty handmade quilts from the mid 19th to the mid 20th century are on display.

Located at 69 South Franklin Street (behind the Osterhout Library) the Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 2:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for children, and free for Historical Society members. Both exhibits will remain on display through August 31, 2014.