Through September 28, you have TWO great reasons to visit the historic Swift-Coles Home in Bon Secour, Alabama.
The house, listed on the registry of Alabama Historical Landmarks since 1978, was built on the Bon Secour River banks circa 1882. Many accounts of ghostly sightings have been reported, describing scenes with Civil War soldiers, servants and guests.
We can’t promise apparitions, but we can promise a lovely exhibit of a material kind.
Rare heritage quilts and educational information have been gathered by members of the Island Quilters Guild. In the family parlor of the Swift-Coles Home, visitors may examine a quilting frame and learn about the process of quilting a dogwood pattern. A display describing the history of quilting is accompanied by some of the typical quilting patterns.
Once you better understand what the craft is all about, take your time as you wander through the 16-room home. In each area, you’ll be impressed by the artistry of stitched, appliquéd or embroidered quilts of many colors and interesting patterns.
To admire the quilts, feel free to stop by any Tuesday or Friday through September 28, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Admission to the Swift-Cole House, located at the end of Co. Rd. 49 in Bon Secour, is just $5. Further details are available by calling the Baldwin County Department of History and Archives at 251-580-1897.
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