The President’s House

THE PRESIDENT’S HOUSE: THEIR UNTOLD STORIES IN QUILTS

July 1 – September 5, 2011

In Posterity Hall

To coincide with the exhibition Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon and the President’s House at Independence National Historical Park, the Center hosted The President’s House: Their Untold Stories in Quilts. This collection of art quilts celebrates the humanity, dignity, and courage of the nine enslaved persons owned by George and Martha Washington at the President’s House. Created by a multiracial and multicultural group of both internationally acclaimed and novice quilt artists, the quilts are intended to stimulate dialogue about slavery and freedom in the paradigm of democracy. Additional quilts were on display at the Independence Visitor Center and the African American Museum in Philadelphia.