1898 Quilt On Display At Church

A rare find that gives us a glimpse into Omaha's past.

Wile going through some boxes in storage at First Unitarian Church at 31st and Farnam, Yvonne Price remembered an old quilt church members made back in 1898.

She found the quilt in the bottom of one of the boxes.

The quilt was in remarkable shape and is adorned with the names of area businesses and people who lived in Omaha at that time.

There were familiar names, Buffett was one of them

Price said it's good find for the church and the community.

"What it means to the church is the roots in the past of the church," she said. "To the community, its a very interesting artifact, it's a time capsule. It give us clues into what life was like back in 1989."

The quilt was hung in the chapel of the church for all to see.

The quilt was made by a woman's group, called circles at that time and is made of three different layers of cloth.


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