For Immediate Release —- Contact: Nancy Alexander
May 4, 2015 (302) 227-7310

Rehoboth Beach Museum Hosts Needlework Sampler Talk

Rehoboth Beach, DE – For centuries, samplers provided a major part of a young girl’s education. Young ladies learned the alphabet, and how to count to ten; all that was considered necessary for them to know at that time. Today, girls are educated, and samplers are appreciated for their part in helping us to learn about this part of our past.

The public is invited to join members and friends of the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society for a presentation by nationally-known needlework expert Dolores Andrew. The lecture will be held at the Rehoboth Beach Museum on May 17 at 2 p.m. Andrew is a National Academy of Needlearts certified judge and author of books on historic needlework. She has completed graduate study in Italian Renaissance embroidery and research in lesser known media such as Casalguidi and whitework.

The Rehoboth Beach Museum Annual Needlework ends on May 17th. The presentation coincides with the public’s last chance to see the exhibit. The museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue. It is handicap accessible and free parking is available. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. Please call (302) 227-7310 to reserve a seat.