2017-09-28 / Front Page

Kemp is first-time exhibitor for upcoming 37th Mule Day


Teresa Kemp shows some of her extensive collection which will be on display at this year’s Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival on October 14. Teresa Kemp shows some of her extensive collection which will be on display at this year’s Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival on October 14. Teresa R. Kemp, a fifth-generation quilter, abolitionist, and historian will be bringing part of her Underground Railroad Quilts Collection to the 37th annual Mule Day festival at Callaway Plantation set for Saturday, October 14.

Kemp’s is the largest privately owned historic presentation and exhibit in the United States. She is a researcher and director of South Carolina Wild’s Heritage Center in the 107-year-old McCormick, S.C. train depot and is the co-author of five books. Her website is www.PlantationQuilts.com.

“Come out and join her in and around Callaway Plantation’s Grey House for a hands-on, dazzling display of 19th century quilts used on the Underground Railroad, displays of textiles, photos and documents,” urges Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Executive Director John Singleton. “Learn the ‘Secrets of the UGRR Coded Quilts’ and celebrate her diverse family’s American Revolutionary War and Civil War history.”

Mule Day will be held on the grounds at Callaway Plantation from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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