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Museum hopes to Discover Samplers History at Coffee Morning
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013
Museum hopes to Discover Samplers History at Coffee Morning
Volunteers from Richmondshire Museum are organising a fundraising coffee morning with a difference this weekend.

A recently acquired artifact will be on display at the coffee morning in the hope that members of the public will be able to shed some light on its history.
 
A recent visitor to the museum from London has donated a large cross stitch sampler made in 1852 by a 10 year old Richmond schoolgirl, Isobella Stoddard. 

This sampler is similar to one already on display at the museum, which was made at the same time and possibly at the same school. Staff at the museum would love to know more about it and hope that someone attending the coffee morning may be able to give the museum information about the samplers. 
 
Museum Curatorial Assistant, Julie Dodd, said: “We were so pleased to receive this interesting sampler and are very keen to discover more about it and unravel the history behind both samplers.” 
 
Museum Chairman, Mike Wood, said: “We get lots of people at our coffee mornings and we are hoping someone out there could help us with this new sampler whilst enjoying a nice cup of coffee!” 
 
The coffee morning fundraising and fact finding opportunity will take place on Saturday 21 September at Richmond Town Hall from 8.30am to 12 noon and will also feature a cake stall and raffle.

Photo: Curatorial Assistant Julie Dodd compares both samplers

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