Textiles Through Time, the first post Covid exhibit at the Historical Society’s Cramer Museum, invites the public to view gowns and garments, quilts and coverlets from the last three centuries, now through October 8.
Garments in the exhibit range from 1790 through 1960, including a satin wedding gown, children’s clothing, swimming attire, a variety of shoes and boots, corsets, bloomers, petticoats, stockings, bonnets and accessories.
A display from Camden’s Knox Woolen Mill including photos of mill workers rounds out the exhibit and grounds it in Camden history.
Due to the vast collection of garments, the curator will rotate garments periodically with others from our collection.
A variety of ornate overshot woven coverlets and weavings accompany the garments along with a sampling of whole cloth, patchwork, appliqué and crazy quilts through the centuries.
Many of the garments and bed textiles have been donated by local families. Hands-on opportunities for weaving on table looms compliment the exhibit which can be viewed Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 1-4 p.m.
The museum is located just south of Hannaford on Route 1 (7 Commercial Street) near the Camden-Rockport line.