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Quaker Heritage Center Features 'Bringing History to Life' Exhibit

The Lundy Family Collection brings the 1800s into the 21st Century

February 24, 2012

QHC curator Ruth Dobyns adjusts quilts as she prepares the gallery exhibit “Bringing History to Life: The Lundy Family Collection.”

QHC curator Ruth Dobyns adjusts quilts as she prepares the gallery exhibit “Bringing History to Life: The Lundy Family Collection.”

Quilts, toys, jewelry, clothing, glassware and other home furnishings spanning seven generations dating back to the early years of the nation are featured in a new exhibit at Wilmington College’s Meriam R. Hare Quaker Heritage Center through March 23.

“Bringing History to Life: The Lundy Family Collection” features artifacts in the collection of Wilmington resident Nancy Lundy, who is a descendant of the Cooks and Comptons, prominent Quaker families from this area.

Ruth Dobyns, QHC gallery curator, said it is fascinating to view these antique items that were important to these families and, in some ways, helped shape their lives.

“Through the items collected by seven generations of intertwined Quaker families here in Clinton County, we can see the past more clearly,” she said. “We may come to realize that the essence of life now is not that much different than it was then.”

Normal gallery hours are weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by special appointment. Also, the Quaker Heritage Center will be open Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon; March 2, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and March 3, from noon to 5 p.m.

The Meriam R. Hare Quaker Heritage Center s located in Wilmington College’s Oscar F. Boyd Cultural Arts Center, corner of College ad Douglas streets.