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Catharine Larason's circa 1835 "collared deer" sampler was stitched in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.  There is now a total of twelve samplers known from this newly-recognized school.

Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton, New Jersey announces a call for samplers and silk embroideries made in New Jersey or created by New Jersey girls before 1860.


Morven Museum & Garden is seeking examples of samplers and silk embroideries made in New Jersey or by New Jersey girls (or boys!) before 1860 for possible inclusion in a landmark exhibition opening in October, 2014. If you think you may have a sampler or silk embroidery that falls into this category we’d be interested to hear from you! Live in the area? Bring your historic needlework to Morven for a Sampler Discovery Day, Saturday, October 19, 2013, noon to 4:00 p.m. Experts on hand to identify examine, and photograph examples of New Jersey needlework include: • Amy Finkel of M. Finkel and Daughter in Philadelphia, a nationally known expert in antique samplers and needlework • Exhibition co-curators, Dan and Marty Campanelli, authors of A Sampling of Hunterdon County Needlework • Exhibition co-curator, Daniel Scheid, noted needlework collector. Can't make the date or live too far away? Please send us photos and any documentation you have about your New Jersey needlework made before 1860. Send to Elizabeth Allan, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions at eallan@morven.org. All information should be received before October 19, 2013 and will be kept for future research.

Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street
Princeton, New Jersey

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