Stitching Freedom: The Underground Railroad Connection (Explorations Gallery)
February 5, 2000 - August 6, 2000
This youth-oriented exhibition focuses upon the development of Essex County as a principal terminus of the Underground Railroad. Toronto fabric artist and historian Sharon Irving has researched historic textile artifacts produced by African-Canadian communities in Southwestern Ontario. This exhibition explores these traditions of quiltmaking, and porvides an introduction to the history and culture of black communities in the area.