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Lecture on “A Stitch in Time: Samplers from the Collection at Historic Hope Plantation” by David Ser

when: May. 1, 2016
The JLMH is proud to present a lecture on “A Stitch in Time: Samplers from the Hope Plantation Collection” by David Serxner on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2 pm at the Visitors Center of the Joel Lane Museum House at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Admission is $16 for the general public and $11 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, and advanced payment is required. Please go to the Eventbrite web site to purchase tickets by clicking here. Be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.

David Serxner will use Hope’s sampler collection as a jumping off point for trying to locate the women and the academies they attended and talking about educating women. He is interested in trying to find people that the historical record has shunted to the side.

David Serxner is the Volunteer Coordinator for Programming and Education at Historic Hope Plantation, in Windsor, North Carolina. He joined the team at Hope in 2010. David’s programs vary from harvest festivals and ghost stories to fine arts lectures and book readings. He designed and coordinates Hope’s annual Living History Day programs. During the past five years the program has hosted over 1,600 school children ranging from kindergarten to high school seniors. David assisted with the 2011 reinterpretation of the Hope Mansion, which resulted in a better presentation of the story of both the Stone family and the enslaved peoples held by the Stones. David is also responsible for managing the artifact collections owned by the Historic Hope Foundation. David earned his BA in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds an MA in Public History/Museum Studies from North Carolina State University. He is active in ALFAM, the Slave Dwelling Project, and other professional organizations. Originally, David was asked to come to Hope to disassemble, clean and repair, and move a 200 year-old barn loom. He was also asked to make the loom weave again. Five years later, although the loom is still unable to weave, he now works with the rest of the collection. And he has enjoyed every minute of it.

Lecture on “A Stitch in Time: Samplers from the Collection at Historic Hope Plantation” by David Ser
Lecture on “A Stitch in Time: Samplers from the Collection at Historic Hope Plantation” by David Ser
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What visitors say

Thank you for touring us around the Joel Lane House. Our architecture and the way we live has come a long way throughout the years. You really gave us great information on what life was like back when Joel Lane was alive. They lived in very harsh conditions with no heat or air condition which would be very tough today. I appreciate all your help and time put in to tour us around the house.