Tune in to UNC-TV's special on the Shelton House

Aug 06, 2014
Photo by: Donated

Don’t forget to tune into UNC-TV’s special “North Carolina Weekend” to see the Shelton House featured at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9.

The Shelton House, which houses the Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts, will be featured in a segment entitled “Collecting Carolina” that will showcase the museum’s 19th and 20th century collection of quilts and coverlets.

In the segment, producer Julia Carpenter interviews the museum’s textile curator, Suzanne McDowell, and visiting curator, Jenny Garwood, from the Museum of Early Decorative Arts, located in Winston-Salem.

Viewers will have the opportunity to view the quilts and coverlets and to hear the stories of how they came to be made, how they were used and why this history is so important.

For more information, visit www.sheltonhouse.org or call 452-1551.