Sunday, April 22, 2007

One Room KY School - Quilt Show

If you happen to be near Fredonia, KY, visit the grand opening of the Wilson-Blair One Room School and see the special Antique and African-American Quilt Show beginning Monday, April 23, and running through Sunday, April 29, 2007. The school educated students in grades 1 - 8 from from 1926 until 1948. The school is named in memory of two former school caretakers, Jesse Blair and James “Sug” Wilson. (Photo is of Angelia Blair and her grandmother, Virginia Blair, wife of caretaker Jesse Blair.)

The History Channel gave a grant to restore the school through its Save Our History program, which is still open for 2007 grant applications! The school received a $10,000 grant and involved local students in the restoration process.

For more information about the Wilson-Black One Room School and quilt show, contact Fredonia Heritage Committee member Linda Bennett at (270) 963-1255 or Tammie Sanders at (270) 963-0409. (Source: The Times-Leader)

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