Tune in each Wednesday for our new digital series, “What is it Wednesday?”. We hope this series will help you learn more about Clinton County (OH)’s rich local history and about the Clinton County History Center’s museum.

Today’s Episode:

1840’s Quaker Abolitionist Quilt (1993-026) Well over 100 years ago, Rebecca Harvey Hadley and her three daughters from Clinton County OH partnered with Quakers (Society of the Friends) in Newport Indiana to comprise this historic signature quilt. This quilt includes a signature on each square, signed by the woman who designed that pattern. With help from genealogy and family research, we have proven this quilt as designed in the 1840s. As Abolitionist Quakers, the women who had sewn the quilt believed in actively and openly aiding the emancipation of African-American slaves.