“Slice of Life” Quilt Art Celebrates 300 Years of Hightstown History
Ever wonder what your day-to-day life would be like if you lived 100 years ago? 200 years ago? How about 300 years ago? The Hightstown Woman’s Club thought just that same thing and created a “Slice of Life” Art Quilt to commemorate 300 years of living in Hightstown, New Jersey. On Sunday, November 14 at 2 p.m., they will be presenting this work of living history and art to the Borough officials at the historic Fire House event room, 140 North Main Street.
At the event, the Woman’s Club CIP Committee will reveal the two-year process that brought them to the finished product. This was a community effort, with 26 makers from Hightstown and East Windsor participating. An accompanying book has been produced with a rich historic compilation of the art quilt subjects, and will be available to view and purchase in time for the holidays.
The commemorative quilt colorfully illustrates the area’s history. Come learn what drove people to this part of New Jersey, see some of the businesses that helped these early settlers to survive, and hear about the challenges and successes that they experienced throughout the years. What did this area look like when the Native Americans lived here? When and how did the town’s population grow? Why did some businesses prosper while others failed? What was daily life like for kids and families during the early settlement years?
For additional event details, visit https://www.facebook.com/HightstownWomansClub.