Textile conservator Susan Jerome plans to discuss antique samplers at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Pownalborough Court House, at 23 Courthouse Road in Dresden.

Jerome’s talk, hosted by the Lincoln County Historical Association, will explore how samplers are an expression of American culture and folklore.

Guests will have an opportunity to view LCHA’s collection of historic samplers, which will be on special display for the event. Using images of antique samplers, Jerome will discuss some of the definitions and ideas surrounding the word “sampler” and how the term has evolved through time.

The talk will address how textile history and technological changes in fabric production influenced the slow demise of samplers during the 19th century. Jerome will also cover proper storage of historic textiles and family samplers.

Jerome is a collections manager at the University of Rhode Island Historic Textile and Costume Collection.

This event is free and open to the public. Those planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP to [email protected] for planning purposes.

For more information, visit lincolncountyhistoryorg or Lincoln County Historical Association (Maine) on Facebook.

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