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  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    The Home Needle: Opening Reception

    5:00 pm-7:00 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY

    The Home Needle: 19th Century Textiles from the Raynham Hall Collection Opening Reception

    The Board of Trustees of Raynham Hall Museum cordially invites you to an opening cocktail reception for our winter exhibition, The Home Needle: 19th Century Textiles from the Raynham Hall Collection, to support ongoing collections care.

    Tickets: $75 per person, $60 for members
    Time: Friday, December 6, 2019, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Call the Museum at 516-922-6808 to purchase tickets and for more information. RSVP by December 2, 2019.

    Beautifying the home through tasteful forms of needlework was a practice that shaped the domestic roles and leisure activities of nineteenth-century women. In featuring over 40 objects from the museum’s collection, such as samplers, household textiles, costumes, and archival materials, this exhibition explores various kinds of plain and fancy needlework and how the custom was considered an essential component of a woman’s upbringing.