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BARN QUILTS

June 10, 2014 - Barb Barrett
The Muncy Historical Society is taking on a nice endeavor, one that will attract tourists to the area. The Heritage Underground Railroad Barn Quilt Trail will have the first of the barn quilts hung this week. Sue Keller from Pennsdale has been busy helping the society get some local barns to hang the quilt patterns which represent those from the mid-1880's.

A trail is being developed to provide a self-guided excursion to view the designed quilt patterns that are and will be installed on local barns. Additionally the Historical Society hopes to tell stories along the way about the farms and people involved. If you have a barn and would like to be part of this historical tour, contact the museum at 546-5917.

It will be known as the "Heritage Quilt Trail" and will include quilt patterns linked to alleged signals or codes that aided refugee slaves in their pursuit to freedom. There are 15 pre-selected patterns and there is a fee for producing and mounting the weather proof quilt pattern, but worth it if you like history.

 
 

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