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Genealogical Society to Meet in Hollidaysburg

 

February 7, 2019



The Blair County Genealogical Society, will hold the Society’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Roller-Hojeth Memorial Library, Hollidaysburg.

The guest speaker will be Rebecca Calderwood. She will talk about American Coverlets, Reference Points in History.

Calderwood will discuss the rise in popularity of American coverlets in the 1800s and the impact that new inventions had on the weavers and textile products. She will also discuss the corner blocks and motifs such as eagles, roses, houses and other patterns appearing on the coverlets.

Calderwood is a retired school teacher and a member and volunteer at the Blair County Genealogical Society. She is also a member of The National Museum of the American Coverlet.

The monthly meeting is free and open to the public.

The Roller-Hojeth Memorial Library is located at 431 Scotch Valley Road, Hollidaysburg.

 

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