October 12, 2016

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Salt River Quilt Show at Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site Oct. 15-16

The Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site and the Monroe County Historical Society will be hosting the First Annual Salt River Quilt Show, “Remembering Grandma’s Quilts and Making New Memories”.  The event will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 16.

Quilts will range from vintage to modern representations of classic patterns and fabrics, and include patriotic and pioneer themes, as well as interpretations of Mark Twain’s stories and quotes. Visitors can browse the offerings of quilt and fabric-related vendors outdoors and enjoy lunch from vendors on the museum grounds. 

Three live presentations will be offered daily at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m.:  “History of Barn Quilts from 1830 to Present”, “Underground Railroad Quilt Code:  Fact or Fiction?” and “Westward Ho: Quilts of the Pioneers”. 

The event is free and open to the public. 

The Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site is located at 37352 Shrine Road in Florida, Mo.  For more information about the event, call the site at (573) 565-3449.  Missouri State Parks is supported by the one-tenth of one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which accounts for approximately 75 percent of the budget to repair, improve and maintain state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

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