Lincoln in Quilts: Log Cabins, Flags and Roses



Nov. 4, 2017 through Feb. 19, 2018

Located in Lincoln Financial Foundation Gallery on Level 3

Explore how Abraham Lincoln’s life and political career are reflected in unexpected ways through the popular medium of quilts. The exhibition features styles Lincoln would have been familiar with growing up, including one made by his cousin in 1827; those directly associated with Lincoln through the use of campaign ribbons, silks from his wife Mary Todd’s dresses or those of her friends; Civil War quilts; and memorial quilts as well as a range of campaign and other textiles.