Historic Quilt Uncovered

A glimpse of Omaha’s past has surfaced at a midtown church in the form of a quilt dating back more than 100 years.

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

The quilt was in remarkable shape. It’s adorned with the names of area businesses and people who lived in Omaha at the time. There are familiar names - like Buffett, for one.

Yvonne said, “What it means to the church is the roots in the past of the church. To the community, it's a very interesting artifact. It's a time capsule. It gives us clues into what life was like back in 1898."

The quilt was made by a women's group called Circles.

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