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Open House & Ice Cream Social - Chasing Freedom: Our Ancestor's Search for Life, Liberty, and Happiness


Saturday, July 20, 2024
Event Type:
Open House
Starts:
11:00 AM
Ends:
3:00 PM
Contact
RVGS Recption
Contact Phone:
541-512-2340
Details:
*Chasing Freedom: Our Ancestor's Search for Life, Liberty, and Happiness
Enjoy our open house while celebrating your ancestors' search for freedom. Learn about their lives in the old country and discover their motivations for making the dangerous journey to their new homelands. See what your local genealogy library offers to help you understand your ancestors' lives and investigate what sent them CHASING FREEDOM!

Take this opportunity to view the treasured Lady Oscarwasha, “Indian Jennie” Quilt. Indian Jenny lived in Jacksonville, the daughter of a North Carolina man from the Catawba Tribe and a woman from the Rogue River Band of the Shasta Tribe. The beautiful quilt was made by Jacksonville quilter,
Dora Scheidecker, in 1981. She took her subject from a Britt photograph of Jennie modeling her burial dress. Due to its fragile condition, this quilt will only be available for viewing during our Open House.

See what your local genealogy library offers to help you understand your ancestors’ lives and investigate what sent them CHASING FREEDOM! YOU WILL FIND ICE CREAM IN THE PROMISED LAND!
Cost: Free for All
 

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