From 1700-1900 young women made intricate ‘samplers’ to display their skill at needlework. View a “sample” of these artworks from Tennessee in full size glory along with biographical information on the young ladies who made them.
This exhibit is on loan from the Tennessee Sampler Survey.
Call 423-263-7608 before March 17th to to register and ensure your space!
Since 2004, the Tennessee Sampler Survey has been documenting 19th century embroidery. Twenty Tennessee samplers were selected for the exhibit, each from a different county. The exhibit presents the samplers on full-sized panels; the actual samplers are not part of this exhibit due to their fragility. Five text panels, explaining the work of the Tennessee Sampler Survey and the regional characteristics of the samplers, are also part of the exhibit. The travelling exhibit is funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission, CBRL Group Foundation, and the LifeWorks Foundation.