Quilts guided slaves to freedom?

The Caldwell-Lake George Library is hosting a free program called "Story Quilts of the Underground Railroad" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Stan Malecki, an educator at the Parks-Bentley Place in South Glens Falls will present full-sized quilts and samples of “message quilts” used to guide escaped slaves as they traveled north. Quilt patterns such as "Monkey Wrench," "Tumbling Blocks" and "Bear Paw" may have given slaves information on when to escape, what direction to travel in and what homes on the route north might be safe houses.
Call 668-2528 for reservations as seating may be limited.


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