Berry Handicraft Exhibit
Oak Hill Martha Berry Museum
24 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Rome, GA 30161
April 1, 2012
August 31, 2012
706.368.6705 and http://berry.edu/oakhill/
For more than 90 years the handicrafts program was an integral part of Berry’s mission to educate the head, the hands, and the heart. Arts such as weaving, basket making, and wood carving, began at the Martha Berry School for Girls in 1910. Martha Berry recognized the value of preserving these art forms and believed that the girls should learn these skills so they would be self-sufficient when they returned to their homes in the mountains.
Throughout the years, Berry’s handicrafts program served as a practical work program for young women and as a marketing tool for the school.
Berry handicrafts became nationally known with exhibits in luxury hotels in New York and Miami throughout the 1920s and 1930s and at the New York World’s Fair in 1939. The exhibit, called "A Rich Tapestry: The History of Handicrafts at Berry" presents the program at Berry, from its inception in 1910 to its closure in 2003.
This exhibit will be on display April 1 - August 31
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