We are a group of quilt artists celebrating the truth about the nation's first President's House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. George and Martha Washington held nine enslaved Africans in the first Presidential mansion in Philadelphia, PA. Very little has been told about these nine individuals . Quilts will interpret the conflict between freedom and slavery in a new democracy ~ June 30, 2011.
Hi Everyone! Many of you have inquired about the opening for the President's House exhibit. As you already know the show will be on exhibit July 1, 2011 through September 5, 2011. The ConstitutionCenter will host a luncheon on Thursday, June 30, 2011 to celebrate their Washington and our PH show. Quilters are invited to the luncheon at noon-at 2:00 PM there will be media interviews followed (possibly) by a members reception and preview that evening. The next day of course our exhibit opens to the public. On Monday, July 4, 2011, the Park Service and City will officially dedicate the President's House (outdoor) display-President Obama has been invited for this but no word yet whether he has accepted. I realize that Thursday through Monday may not be feasible for out of towners but there is plenty to do in Philadelphia during this week which we call "Welcome America." In addition to the NCC luncheon, the curator of the Blockson collection of slavery artifacts has graciously agreed to a private showing of the collection and Lonni Rossi will open her studio to us as well.