Museum to Explore African American Quilts

Monday, March 30, 2015

Quilter and author Kyra E. Hicks will present African American Quilt History – More Than 200 Years on Saturday, May 16 at the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum at 4 p.m. Hicks’s quilts will be on display, and she will sign copies of her book after the program.

Hicks uses cotton to explore political, religious, family and romantic themes. Her work has been shown at numerous museums including the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. Hicks has authored several books, including the children’s picture book Martha Ann's Quilt for Queen Victoria.

 

Admission is $10. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the PACTS/UKHS Museum or at the door on May 16.

 

The Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum is located inside of the Renaissance Academy at 5100 Cleveland St., Virginia Beach. For more information contact Shirin Spencer at (757) 648-6006 or sspencer@vbgov.com.

 

About the Virginia Beach History Museums:

The Virginia Beach History Museums include the Francis Land House, Adam Thoroughgood House, Lynnhaven House, and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum. They are owned and operated by the City of Virginia Beach Department of Museums, which provides stewardship of the City’s historic resources and programs to educate the community about local history.

 

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