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Object Name Quilt
Catalog Number 2016.6 .1
Description This large quilt has a navy blue miniature floral background with twenty embroidered pictorial squares depicting local scenes - both contemporary and historical. The quilt was prepared under the direction of Gloria Jean Shaw, who was head of resident activities at Somerse Manor in Bingham at the time. It was raffled during the 175th anniversary of the town of Bingham. The squares on the quilt show the following scenes:

The Town Snow Roller
The Old Free Meeting House
Somerset Manor
The Bingham Ferry
Upper Kennebec Valley Memorial High School
The Bingham / Dutton Hotel
A View of Main Street
The Old Post Office
Skowhegan Savings Bank and Merrill Trust Buildings
Bingham's 175th Birthday
Names of the Signers of the Town's Petition for Incorporation
Colby & Preble / Savage & Houghton Stores
Austin Stream Bridge
Railway Station at The Heights
Old Bingham Schoolhouse
Bingham-Concord Steel Bridge
Horse and Cart
Old Bingham High School
Briggs Garage
Rafting Logs on the Kennebec

Date 1974