The Lost Samplers

My lecture, “ The Lost Samplers,” is a historical/genealogy lecture examining samplers from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. The lecture takes us to a small town in western Pennsylvania to trace our family roots. We visit one of the oldest B&B in the country that was once owned by our ancestors. We come upon several original samplers that were displayed in the Inn. Two month’s later the Inn was destroyed and all the samplers were gone. I have done some genealogy tracing on the the samplers and I am working to restore the samplers with help from various chapters to give back to the Inn. The Inn was rebuilt and opened in 2018. They are still open through these trying times as well.