‘Waldoboro Rugs,’ past and present

Aug 06, 2014
“Paw Prints,” a hooked rug by Laverne Dixon, is part of the Waldoborough Historical Society Museum’s collection.

Waldoboro — The Waldoborough Historical Society will host an exhibition of hooked and braided rugs titled “Waldoboro Rugs: Then and Now” Sunday, Aug. 17, from noon to 3 p.m. at the museum on Main Street/Route 220. There is no admission charge.

Visitors are welcome to view the museum’s collection, which consists of rugs created by Emily Winchenbach, Marjorie Freeman and Laverne Dixon; and the Heyer, Storer and Winchenbaugh families.

In addition, Kathy Hills will display her contemporary hooked rugs and equipment, while Karen Bond, Sarah Houghton, Claire Wingren, Pam Trahan, Marjorie Freeman and Ada Campbell also have been invited to bring examples of their work. There will be no formal presentations, and guests will be free to greet and ask questions of those exhibiting.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

"Waldoboro Schooner” is a braided rug by Marjorie Freeman.
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