Nan Prince, Assistant Director of Collections in the MDAH Museum Division, brings us this post about interesting artifacts in the collection.

Princess Feather pattern quilt. Accession number: 1974.27.1 (Museum Division Collection)

Princess Feather pattern quilt. Accession number: 1974.27.1 (Museum Division Collection)

This Princess Feather pattern quilt was made by Mary Hicks Stovall, ca. 1825 – 1845. Mary Hicks married Josiah Stovall in Virginia in 1768. The Stovalls moved from Virginia to North Carolina and later to Georgia around 1785 where Josiah died in 1798, leaving Mary and seventeen children. Around 1817, Mary and her children moved to the Mississippi Territory where she spent the remainder of her life. Mary Stovall died in Hinds County on December 12, 1845, at the age of ninety-four.

Artifacts from the Museum Division collection that are not on exhibit are available for viewing by appointment. Please contact Nan Prince, Assistant Director of Collections, by email to schedule an appointment.