2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.846.0525.
Quilts ranging from circa 1850 to 1950 will be on display, including log cabin designs in silk, baskets-and-wreath designs in cotton, a mariner's quilt from the Selleck family, and yo-yo and printed cottons from the 1940s. The selection of Norwalk-made and Norwalk-collected quilts come from organizations and individuals including the Connecticut Historical Society, the Stamford Historical Society, members, friends and the public. A highlight of the exhibit is the recent conservation of six of the Society's own quilts, thanks to a grant from the Coby Foundation and Gail Wall. Hours: Weekends Memorial Day through Columbus Day, Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM. Admission: adults $5, children $3, includes tour of three historic buildings. The purpose of the exhibits and programming comprising the Norwalk Quilt Trail is to create awareness and appreciation for a form of Americana that combines elements of art, local history and culture. Approximately 40 quilts will be on display at diverse cultural heritage and tourism sites around the City of Norwalk. This is the first major collaboration between the city's museums and will lay the foundation for sharing resources in future projects.