Learn about the importance of quilts in the 1930s from Dr. Janneken Smucker’s presentation on her new book: A New Deal for Quilts at the Mennonite Heritage Center on November 16 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. She’ll examine the connections between the U.S. government, and the image, production, and distribution of quilts throughout the Great Depression. Copies of the book will also be available for sale.
Janneken Smucker, Professor of History at West Chester University, specializes in digital and public history and material culture. Author of Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon (Johns Hopkins, 2013), she lectures and writes about quilts for popular and academic audiences.
This program is a free and in-person event open to the public.