Missouri Bicentennial Quilt Display

The Missouri Bicentennial Quilt will be traveling the state this year and can be viewed by the public at Bollinger County Museum of Natural History in Marble Hill on Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6 from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm, with regular museum admission. Since the quilts may not arrive on March 5 until our regular opening time we suggest you plan to arrive at 1:00 pm or later, or spend your time waiting for the exhibit to be set up by viewing the other sections of the museum. Tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting our Support Us page at https://www.bcmnh.org/support-us/

 

The Missouri Bicentennial Quilt honors Missouri’s 200 years of statehood. The quilt blocks highlight Missouri’s geography, culture, and creativity.  The State Historical Society of Missouri accepted quilt block submissions from October 2018 to September 2019. Each block features a unique design that brings to life a piece of the history of the county the quilt block represents.

 

The designer of Bollinger County’s quilt block, Linda Whitener, will be at the museum Saturday, March 6, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm for a public meet and greet.

 

Missouri 4-H club recently finished their own bicentennial quilt. This quilt will also be touring the state and you will be able to view the Missouri 4-H bicentennial quilt here on March 5-6.

 

Children’s activities will include a Missouri symbols scavenger hunt.

 

Regular admission to the museum will apply.

Museum admission: Adults $5 each and 17 years and under $2 each

 

Social distancing guidelines will be followed, and face coverings will be required.

 

In case of inclement weather please call to verify museum is open and event is taking place.

 

For more information call 573-238-1174 or email bcmnh@sbcglobal.net