Seiberling Mansion

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From May 1 through August 30, the Seiberling Mansion in Kokomo (Indiana), home of the Howard Co. Historical Society, will present a quilt show of antique quilts from its collection. Ranging from the 1940s to the Bicentennial, the quilts are a selection from the area's quilt history. Notable among them are two signature quilts, one an outstanding silk quilt in modified crazy style, believed to have been made to support a local orphanage, and the other an exact copy of the format offered in Modern Priscilla magazine, supporting the Red Cross during World War I.

Those who will be in Marion at the Quilters' Hall of Fame celebration and the induction of Merikay Waldvogel in July are invited to view the quilts during special early hours on Sunday, July 19, starting at 11:30 (regular Sunday hours are 1-4). Otherwise, the exhibit is open Tuesday-Sunday, 1-4pm; there is a $4 admission fee, and $1 for children under 12. The mansion is located at 1200 West Sycamore, the main east/west street through downtown Kokomo; Google can map it for you. And the mansion itself is a showpiece, a late Victorian structure built with attention to lavish detail by Monroe Seiberling of Seiberling (later Akron) Tire & Rubber fame, who also owned Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co.

Amanda.sikarskie 13:06, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

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