Wind and rain on 29 September 2013, the final day of Culture Days, have not cooled the enthusiasm of visitors interested to learn about the life in a farmhouse back in the 1890’s. Mary Lou Schootman, who dressed in costume in style dating back to the same era, has been busy guiding and showing groups of visitor the antiques and artifacts displayed in the six rooms in the London Farmhouse and telling them the stories behind. Many visitors stayed on after the tour to experience in persons the life back in the 1890’s with a full tea served in the Tea Room.
Also featured in the Culture Days special program is an exhibit of quilts by our long-time member Barbara Williams. All quilts presented are 100% hand stitched by Barbara and time to make a quilt, starting from making pattern patches, to hand stitching the top layer, batting and under layer together, and completing with border; can easily take a whole year.
Our new volunteer photographer, Melissa Kolling, has nicely captured the fine details of Barbara’s Quilts Collection presented in the London Heritage Farm Culture Days special program in the following photo gallery (click on thumbnail to see enlarged image).