Location: Handley Regional Library
Event Phone: 703-608-3924
Event URL: Facebook page
The stitchers of The Shenandoah Valley Tapestry have been hard at work and are excited to celebrate the second anniversary of the project with the community. On November 18, beginning at 1:00 p.m. you are invited to come to Handley Library for an afternoon of history, fun, and of course, the tapestry. At 1:00 p.m. participants will take a guided tour of historic Handley Library and get a behind the scenes look at one of the buildings featured in the Tapestry. At 2:00 p.m. enjoy light refreshments while viewing the enormous progress made on the Tapestry so far. All nine panels will be on display. To cap it all off, at 3:00 p.m. Margaretta Barton Colt and Becky Ebert will lead the discussion on the “Life in the Valley,” talking about the people and animals, depicted in the Tapestry, and stories behind their lives. Those interested in joining the tour should meet in the rotunda a little before 1:00 p.m. The reception and exhibition will be in the Lower Lobby, and the lecture in the Robinson Auditorium.
Margaretta Barton Colt is the author of Defend the Valley and commissioned the painting “Winchester & Frederick County, Virginia” by Page Huff Dillon, which is being recreated in the tapestry. Becky Ebert is the Archivist for Handley Regional Library and the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society.