Huron Township Historical Society receives Civil War era quilt dated to 1861


Displaying a quilt that is dated back to 1861, Melanie Sheplar, Laura Lester, Johan Sutton and Carol Irodenko (left to right) are calling out to all area residents who may have more information about the quilt, which will be hung in the bedroom of the Huron Historical Museum.


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The Huron Township Historical Society received a very special gift this Christmas.

Wyandotte resident Laura Lester delivered a quilt, hand pieced and hand quilted in 1861, by a resident of New Boston.

New Boston resident Anna Poet made this quilt during the Civil War. The quilt was passed to her daughter Almira Sherman, also of New Boston.

The quilt is a Star Variation pattern and all of the material is from the mid-19th century.

It is in excellent condition, shows no wear, and measures 73×90.

Laura Lester received the quilt as a gift from Wyandotte resident June Almira Thomas. June was the great granddaughter of Anna Poet.

Laura felt that the quilt should be returned to its home and contacted the Huron Historical Society to see if they would want the quilt. It will hang proudly in the bedroom of the Historical Museum.

A post on the Huron Township Historical Society’s Facebook page states that they “would love to hear from a family member to learn more about the quilt, or introduce the quilt to the family if they were unaware that it existed. So calling all Poets or Shermans from the New Boston area to reach out and contact us about the quilt.”

Located at 37236 Huron River Drive, New Boston, Michigan, the Huron Township Historical Society is dedicated to the promotion of history and historical preservation at a local and global level.


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