MCDANIEL SECRET QUILT CODE GALLERY EXHIBIT
VISITING CONCORD UNIVERSITY
ATHENS, W.Va. – The Office of Multicultural Affairs at Concord University announces that the University is hosting the highly-acclaimed exhibition, “McDaniel Secret Quilt Code Gallery Exhibit.” The quilt exhibition, as well as African-American artifacts, will be on display in the Arthur Butcher Gallery of the Alexander Fine Arts Center Jan. 24 through Feb. 14, 2012.
Author Serena Wilson, an expert on African-American history, will be delivering a lecture on the historical significance of the quilts and artifacts at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 at the gallery. During her lecture, Wilson will discuss how the quilt messages were handed down by her family and present a slide presentation of the Underground Railroad Tour from Charleston, S.C. to Canada.
Her family’s story is presented in the book “Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad” by Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard.
“We are truly fortunate to have Mrs. Wilson and the ‘McDaniel Secret Quilt Code Gallery Exhibit’ visit Concord University,” Nancy Ellison, director of multicultural affairs, said.
Gallery hours are 12 noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are encouraged and can be made with Karen Hayes at 304-384-5275.