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Sampler by Susanna Spencer in 1761

The pre-Revolutionary world of a young Connecticut needleworker

August 5, 2015 · CHS Buzz ·

By Ilene Frank Ilene Frank recently joined the Connecticut Historical Society as chief curator. From time to time, she’ll write about what’s new with the collection, educational programs and exhibitions. Why do museums keep collecting objects? In this day of digital imagery, can’t a picture be enough? What does a diary, or a skirt, or…
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