"A Quilted Christmas" Tours by Appointment
Tours by appointment of the Perkins Stone Mansion and John Brown House are available.
“A Quilted Christmas” features almost twenty vintage quilts and coverlets from the Society’s permanent collection dating from 1838 to the 1930s Depression era throughout the first floors of the Perkins Stone Mansion and John Brown House.
The most recent donation to the collection featured is a 1927 crazy quilt made of hat felt by Barbara Showers and given to the Society in 2021 by Linda Haught Robb, a retired Akron lawyer now living in Indiana.One special 1901 signature quilt displayed was the focal point of Julie Struck’s master’s thesis at the University of Akron under the tutelage of Professor Virginia Gunn. Another gem is the “streak of lightning” log cabin quilt. Dolly Webb and Elaine Marcius constructed new sheep and quilt themed decorations for the library tree.
Talking about sheep, remember to purchase Commemorative Mutton Hill ornaments from our friends at Zeber-Martell Studios on Furnace Street, Akron.
Special thanks to Denise Lundell, Society staff, for her leadership in decorating with the assistance of volunteers Katie Byard Carney, Karen Clark, Mary and Jack Schifano, Eva Manbeck, Lydia Bozeman, Toni Howe, as well as staff members Reva Golden, Dave Gates, and Leianne Neff Heppner who selected the textiles on display.
Tour tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and veterans, $2 for students. Group tours are available by contacting the office directly at 330.535.1120. All other tickets may be purchased online - https://bit.ly/Quilted21