Brookside Museum, home of the Saratoga County Historical Society preserves and shares the history of the area. The Threads of Time explores the history of quilting in the county. The beautifully preserved quilts used in this exhibit not only showcase the visual appeal of these textiles, but also tell the stories of some of the County’s early residents. From a sad account of lost love in the 1850s to the story of quilt that was nearly destroyed as a result of mistaken identity, these quilts shed light on the many individuals who have made, used or owned them.
Behind the Seams engages groups in these fascinating stories. The program incorporates technology, storytelling and hands-on learning to create an interactive and interesting experience, appealing to a wide audience. Behind the Seams is offered at Brookside Museum. Our programming space is handicap accessible. Please contact us with any questions about your group’s needs.
For more information regarding this program or to set up a time for your group to visit contact Anne Clothier, Director of Education at 518.885.4000 or email@example.com
Presentation and Tour
In addition to seeing Brookside’s collection of beautifully preserved historic quilts, Behind the Seams offers an excellent introduction to the history of quilting. Learn about the techniques used, the different styles of quilts and the fascinating stories that accompany this unique art form.
This program includes the presentation and a guided tour of the exhibit.
$6.00 per person
10 person minimum
Tea and a Tour
Enjoy a nice cup of tea while you experience the history of quilts in America and discover how these unique textiles became an important segment of American Folk Art.
This program includes the presentation, a guided tour of the exhibit and light refreshments.*
$8.00 per person
10 person minimum
* Refreshments include two types of tea and assorted cookies.