Saturday, January 12, 2008

History Workshop Wow!

Lilly Morgan helps a 92 year old Sherwood native find her family name on a quilt made years ago.
A ninety two year old member of the historic Mandel family came to the Heritage Center today to discover her family's name on a quilt she didn't even know existed. It's an example of how the Heritage Center is enhancing the quality of life in Sherwood. This, our first History Workshop of 2008 also received testimony from the descendants of Emil Lawrenz. His story will make your blood boil the more you learn about it. He pursued the fabled American Dream all his life and was short-changed at every turn. Yet he never gave up his optimism, his loyalty to his adopted country, or his faith in the future. If anyone deserves a bronze statue, it's Emil Lawrenz!


Lilly Morgen said...

The Lady in the picture is Anita Mandel, the youngest of four children. She was the only girl!

Anonymous said...

Who made the quilt? And when? It's lovely!

Lilly Morgen said...

We will be doing more investigating of the quilt with Joan Reynolds, hopefully soon. Stay tuned for more information.We do know that the quilt is from the Stearns Family, who lived at the little old house across from the YMCA.

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A Place in Time by June Reynolds

History Book $30
Christmas Chair by June Reynolds

Reynolds Fiction $12
Heritage Trail Guide by Clyde List
Trail Guide $5
The Folks CD
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Sherwood Centennial Cook Book
Cook Book $7.50
Renaissance Singers CD
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