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November 2, 2001
CONTACT: Beth P. Nowell
(410) 516-0341

Homewood Symposium Features
Early 19th-Century Needlework

Homewood House Museum at The Johns Hopkins University will offer a symposium on early 19th-century needlework in conjunction with the exhibition Needles & Threads: Women's Handiwork, Men's Craftsmanship, on Friday, Nov. 16, from 9:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. at Homewood House Museum, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.

Experts will discuss the role of needlework in 19th- century Maryland, conservation issues related to historic needlework, the influence of print sources on needlework, and the general education of Maryland girls of the period. Speakers include Davida Tenenbaum Deutsch, an independent scholar who has identified the use of many specific prints as patterns for needlework; Linda Eaton, curator of textiles at Winterthur Museum and adjunct associate professor of early American culture at the University of Delaware; Barbara Weeks, associate curator of the Maryland Historical Society, where her focus includes Maryland women; and Catherine Rogers Arthur, curator at Homewood. Topics include "Current Issues in the Conservation of Needlework;" "The Influence of Prints on Women and Their Needlework;" "Academies, Institutes, and Seminaries: Female Instruction in early 19th-century Maryland;" and "Needles & Threads: Women's Handiwork and Men's Craftsmanship in early 19th- century Maryland."

A tour of the exhibit will be included during the lunch break. The cost of the symposium is $45 for members and JHU affiliates, and $55 for the general public. For information or reservations call 410-516-8639 or visit http://www.jhu.edu/historichouses.