CANTON - The LeRoy Heritage Museum will host its annual Christmas event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at the museum and neighboring LeRoy Community Building. The event, "A Quilter's Christmas," will feature 50 historic quilts from local families and the museum collection covering a period of 150 years.
The quilt exhibit will feature quilts as old as the Civil War, "Crazy Quilts" from the 1890s and will include a variety of quilts from nearly every decade up through 1990.
Many different designs will be on display and the historic details of each quilt will be included. Special quilts will include a signature quilt featuring names from the LeRoy, Granville and Canton area; quilts made from feed sack material; and many more.
A number of the pieces to be exhibited during the event have never been on display previously for the public.
"Quilts tell a story of times past, much like a written document," said Matt Carl, president of LeRoy Heritage Museum. "We are pleased to tell our history through quilts made by many generations."
There is a fee for admission to the event and children age 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
The entrance fee includes the cost of admission to the quilt show in both buildings, the regular exhibits on two floors of the museum and the luncheon in the Community Building. Proceeds benefit the work of local history preservation and education that is performed by LeRoy Heritage Museum.
Several new pieces have been added to the regular museum exhibits this fall since the museum closed for the season. The high-quality exhibits feature the history of LeRoy, Granville, Canton and former Barclay Townships. The history of Barclay Mountain including Laquin also is featured.
More information about LeRoy Heritage Museum can be found at www.leroyheritage.org.