Delaware’s Sampler ID Days

Mary Roe Sampler, 1835
Sampler by Mary Roe of Frederica, Kent Cty., 1835. Courtesy of M. Finkel & Daughter.

The Sampler Archive Project presents Delaware’s Sampler ID Days

The Sampler Archive Project is funded by the Delaware Humanities Forum to locate, document, and photograph antique American samplers and related schoolgirl embroideries in Delaware’s public and private collections.
The public is invited to bring their antique American samplers and other schoolgirl embroideries to one of three Sampler ID Days where they will be registered, documented, and photographed.

June 8 
Delaware Historical Society, Wilmington
June 15
Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover
July 18
Lewes Historical Society, Lewes

Mary Orr Sampler, 1831
Mary Orr Sampler, 1831

Bring your antique samplers for identification & documentation.

Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Morning: Appointments only
Afternoon: Appointments and drop-­‐ins

NOTE: Due to the time it takes to document and photograph these wonderful historical objects, appointments are required for anyone bringing three or more samplers to a Sampler ID Day.

Appointment required if bringing 3 or more samplers

For appointments:
Phone: 1 (877) 909-2525

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Delaware Humanities ForumSampler Consortium

University of Delaware, National Endowment for the Humanities, University of Oregon College of Education