Multiple generations represented in special Virginia sampler exhibit

WINCHESTER, Va. — Operated by the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, Hollingsworth Mill (which is located next to the Abrahm’s Delight house) will hold a special exhibit, “When This You See, Remember Me: Schoolgirl Samplers of Winchester-Frederick County, Virginia,” through Oct. 31.

The exhibit features samplers executed by girls, ages 5 to 15, of the Winchester, Va., area in the 18th and 19th centuries.

 Samplers are historically significant, as they are a form of art, education and pastime that has survived for hundreds of years. Samplers can be studied for a better understanding of the lives of the girls and women who produced them.

The Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization interested in preserving and expanding the knowledge about the historical and cultural heritage of the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

For more information, call 540-662-6550 or visit

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