A beautiful spring tea is held annually in the museum’s Gallery and features a light buffet lunch enjoyed on the vintage china of local homes’ collections. The 2019 event will be at April 7th at 1 p.m. There will be musical entertainment. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at the museum by March 30. We also invite table hosts and sponsors; it’s a wonderful opportunity to make use of those treasured family dishes and stemware.
Quilting is booming! Even in a modern day of high tech and other distractions of fast-paced lives, the centuries-old art of creating quilts has been seeing a resurgence throughout the U.S. In Independence, the museum hosts an annual Quilt Fair. The 2019 event will be May 10-June 8, 2019, with public viewing hours during normal museum hours.
This event is held every two years. The quilts are judged in eight different categories; pieced,hand quilted; appliqued, hand quilted; embroidered, hand quilted; pieced, machine quilted; small quilts/wall hangings; antique; appliqued and embroidered machine quilted. The entry fee is $5 per piece with a limit of 3 per category. To enter a quilt, contact the museum for an order form.