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Camden Library to Celebrate 250 Years of Maine Quilting

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The Camden Public Library plans to host museum curator Laureen LaBar for an online presentation of her new book, “Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community,” on Monday, October 18. Contribution photo

Camden Public Library plans to host museum curator Laureen LaBar for an online presentation of her new book, “Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community,” at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 18, via Zoom.

In his book, LaBar extracts stories from objects and uses those stories to inform, entertain, and bring new voices to Maine history.

Register for a Zoom link to attend by visiting the “What’s Happening” Adult Events Calendar at librarycamden.org.

“Maine Quilts” accompanies a major two-year exhibition at the Maine State Museum. Stories abound and lesser-known aspects of the state’s history are brought to light, but the star attractions are the quilts themselves. Ranging from surviving quilts from the colonial era to today’s designs, more than 150 are presented in color.

A former archaeologist, LaBar is chief curator of history and decorative arts at the Maine State Museum. She has written two previous books, including “Uncommon Threads: Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing, and Costume” and lives outside of Augusta.

This program is part of the library‘s Discover History Month series of events sponsored by Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inn. Additional support is provided by The Smiling Cow.