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Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa Virginia Quilt Museum
Harrisonburg, VA
1-800-752-1952
Hunt-Wulkowicz Graphics

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Exhibition: From the Hills and Hollers of West Virginia: An Exhibit by Members of West Virginia Quilters, Inc
Exhibition: From the Hills and Hollers of West Virginia: An Exhibit by Members of West Virginia Quilters, Inc.
07/23/2019– 12/14/2019 (more information)
Diana Beverage
Exhibition: INSPIRED by ELVIS
07/23/2019– 12/14/2019 (more information)
Kaye Sauer
Exhibition: INSPIRED by ELVIS
Exhibition: Shenandoah Stars by the Shenandoah Valley Quilt Guild
Exhibition: Shenandoah Stars by the Shenandoah Valley Quilt Guild
07/23/2019– 12/14/2019 (more information)
Josephine Millett
Exhibition: Treasures from the Vault: 
West Virginia: Child of the Civil War

07/23/2019– 12/14/2019
Elizabeth Jane Davis Armstrong
New York Beauty
New York Beauty

Virginia Quilt Museum
301 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: 540-433-3818
Map


www.vaquiltmuseum.org

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MUSEUM HOURS
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00

Closed:
Sundays and Mondays (During inclement weather, the museum follows the closing policy of the Rockingham County School System.)

  • Closed During Exhibit Changes:

ADMISSION
General Admission - $8; $7.00 for Seniors and First Responders and $5.00 for students; Children under 5 - Free.
Guided group tours can be arranged (at least two weeks in advance) for adults and children. Prescheduled groups of 10 or more qualify for a discounted admission rate. Hands-on projects are also available for school and adult tours. (To make arrangements, call 540-433-3818.)

ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The Virginia Quilt Museum is located in Harrisonburg, 130 miles west of Washington, DC. It was founded in 1995 and designated the Official Quilt Museum of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Nestled in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley, the museum is dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and nurturing Virginia's quilting heritage. Three floors of exhibits feature a rotation of quilts from a permanent collection of nearly 300, along with traveling exhibitions from across the United States. The beautiful antebellum Warren-Sipe House, donated to the museum by the city of Harrisonburg, serves as its home and offers a distinctive backdrop for the showcased themes.

About the Warren Sipe House
Built in 1856, the historic Warren-Sipe House was first owned by Edward T. Harrison Warren, a direct descendant of Thomas Harrison, founding father of Harrisonburg. Warren, a prominent local lawyer, went on to serve in the Civil War with the 10th Virginia, ultimately dying at the Battle of the Wilderness in May of 1864.

Through the years, the house has served several prominent functions, perhaps most famously, as a Civil War Hospital for local Shenandoah Valley boys following the Battle of Gettysburg. It was during this time that Stonewall Jackson’s “Boy Major”, Joseph Latimer, died at the house of gangrene.

George Sipe took ownership of the house in the 1890s and added a number of the house’s present ­day features.

During the 20th Century, the house transitioned from a private residence to a municipal building, serving a number of functions for the City of Harrisonburg. The city even used the house to hold court during the early 1990s when the city courthouse was being renovated. A holding cell still remains visible in the Museum as a testament to this use. Today the Warren Sipe House is home to the Virginia Quilt Museum and its three floors of rotating quilt exhibits.

The Museum Shop is a unique experience where a variety of artwork by Shenandoah Valley and other Virginia artists may be found. The Museum Shop also has a wide array of special items for quilters and non-quilters alike. Visiting the Museum Shop is free and a delightful place to shop for gifts for any occasion.

Name another quilt museum that has a jail – The Virginia Quilt Museum has a jail cell in its lowest level. In 1993, the house was used as temporary quarters for the Circuit Court of Rockingham County while the court building was being renovated. To accommodate court proceedings, a jail holding cell was built. When the museum took possession of the house in 1995, the jail was left intact!

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Antique and Toy Sewing Machines
Full-sized and toy sewing machines are featured in this collection, including original models from Wilcox and Gibbs, Singer, and Howe. 

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Exhibitions

From the Hills and Hollers of West Virginia: An Exhibit by Members of West Virginia Quilters, Inc.
July 23– December 14, 2019
(more information)

INSPIRED by ELVIS
July 23– December 14, 2019
(more information)

Shenandoah Stars by the Shenandoah Valley Quilt Guild
July 23– December 14, 2019
(more information)

Treasures from the Vault: West Virginia: Child of the Civil War
July 23– December 14, 2019

Events

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