Quilts and the Underground Railroad at the Grand Island Memorial Library | What’s happening in Buffalo

Quilts and the Underground Railroad at the Grand Island Memorial Library

For years, it has been believed that women and men used quilts as signals to help men, women and children escape slavery using the Underground Railroad. What were those signals? What did thy mean? Is there truth to the signals or is it a fallacy that has been repeated for generations? Learn what the quilt blocks were, what they signified and the story that goes along with it. Presented by Theresa Wiater, experienced quilter; retired teacher, Clarence Center Elementary School.

Location:

1715 Bedell Road
Grand Island, NY, 14072
United States

Phone:

716-773-7124
Contact name: 
Lynn Alan Konovitz, Director
Email address: 
Dates: 
11/21/2019
Time: 
6 - 7:30 pm