On Sept. 23, 2022, Lexington Historical Society is opening an innovative exhibition at its historic Buckman Tavern, Stitching Stories: Textiles in Conversation. A reception, free and open to all, will take place on Sept. 23, 2022 from 5 -7 PM. The exhibition runs through Sept. 4th, 2023, and will be open to the public daily from 9:30 AM-4 PM.
The exhibition features a wide range of historic textiles, all from the Society’s permanent collection. Items include clothing ranging from the mid-18th century until the 1960s, and touch upon a wide variety of uses such as wedding dresses, uniforms, and sports clothing. Accessories such as pincushions, hats, fans, and handbags will also be featured in the exhibition, leading curious visitors to discover parallels between their own lived experiences and those of days gone by.
The exhibition is part of a new initiative, Contemporary Meets Colonial, which marks the first time the Society will integrate contemporary art into the period rooms of Buckman Tavern. Nine contemporary textile artists will show their work alongside the collection pieces.
To learn more about Stitching Stories: Textiles in Conversation exhibition and programs in conjunction with it, please visit our website https://www.lexingtonhistory.org/ or call us at 781-862-1703.