Mount Pulaski Historical Society shows off fundraiser quilt
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[March 15, 2012]
MOUNT PULASKI -- The Mount Pulaski
Township Historical Society's first fundraiser of the year is a
colorful quilt that Maxine Downing, right and Dolly Buckles, left worked on
together in the museum, using an 1800s quilt rack that is used for
The quilt's design uses an old "Broken Star" fabric pattern that
Wally Kautz donated to the museum. The pattern had belonged to
The ladies stitched and stitched -- over 200
hours -- using lots of cotton filler backing for each design,
complete with a bright-green cotton border. The result is a
beautiful, cozy full-bed quilt cover.
Raffle tickets for the quilt will soon go on sale at $1 each, or
six for $5.
After a meeting of the historical society, the quilt was whisked
away for safe-keeping elsewhere.
The Mount Pulaski Museum on the south side of the square is now
open from March through November. Hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday
The two-building, two-story museum is full of family, business,
school and music information and photos. There is also an Abraham
Lincoln section, material on a host of famous Mount Pulaski
happenings, and a military section showing many men's and women's
military uniforms from the Civil War to the present, including
photos and information on area soldiers who made the ultimate
sacrifice for our country. In addition, there is a genealogical
section, including many family biographical treatises as well as all
the published town and county history books.
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The museum has a chairlift. There are no entrance fees, but a
donation box is available.
Contact information for officers of
the Mount Pulaski Township Historical Society:
Joyce Maxheimer, secretary, 792-5723
[Text from file received from Phil