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The Hunterdon County Historical Society hosted a very well attended book signing on June 1 at the Deats Memorial Library. A Sampling of Hunterdon County Needlework: the motifs, the makers & their stories, authored by researchers and collectors, Dan & Marty Campanelli, features 74 beautiful examples of the artistry made by the young ladies of Hunterdon. The samplers range in date from 1798 through the 1840s, and come from all over the county, including the lower portion that was hived off in 1838 to help form Mercer County.

Authors Dan & Marty Campanelli with Mr & Mrs. Schaible who lent a sampler for the exhibit. Their sampler was the Boss funky lion family register.

Authors Dan & Marty Campanelli with Mr & Mrs. Schaible who lent a sampler for the exhibit. Their sampler was the Boss funky lion family register.

The Campanellis with 100-year-old Ella Haver to whom the book was dedicated.

The Campanellis with 100-year-old Ella Haver to whom the book was dedicated.

Needlework authority and dealer Stephen Huber perusing the book during the signing and sampler exhibit.

Needlework authority and dealer Stephen Huber perusing the book during the signing and sampler exhibit.

The Campanellis with needlework collector Daniel C. Scheid who lent three pieces for the exhibit.

The Campanellis with needlework collector Daniel C. Scheid who lent three pieces for the exhibit.

The Society received a grant in March from The Astle-Alpaugh Family Foundation* to pay for the printing of a full-color, 132-page book about Hunterdon County schoolgirl needlework.

The book is $25 per copy, with all proceeds to benefit the Society.

Purchase your copy now and pick up your signed copy at the Library or for an additional charge, have it shipped to your home ($7 for 1, $9 for 2 and $10.50 for 3). Just choose your option below.

PLEASE NOTE: For international orders, including Canada, email the Society at info@hunterdonhistory.org for costs.

PLEASE CHOOSE FROM THE OPTIONS BELOW. NOTE “LOCAL PICKUP” DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING AS BOOKS MAY BE PICKED UP AT THE LIBRARY. IF YOU NEED THE BOOK MAILED TO YOU, PLEASE CHOOSE THE “INCLUDES SHIPPING CHARGES FOR BOOK TO BE MAILED TO BUYER” BUTTON BELOW. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ORDER!


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Funding has been made possible in part by:
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