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May

Resident Fellow in Charlottesville, Virginia, in June

In June, I will be back at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in Charlottesville as a resident Fellow. I plan to continue the research for my upcoming book, An Enslaved Woman and her Dressmaker Daughter. Working with the curator at the Valentine Museum in Richmond, I hope to identify costumes fashioned with fabrics similar […]

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04
Nov

Lecture in Charlottesville, Virginia

I gave another lecture at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities This one titled, “100 years of Philanthropy: Changing Appalachia.” Great audience and delicious lunch.

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31
Oct

Philanthropy 100 years ago: Changing Appalachia. Noon on November 4th.

Wilson flyer for Nov. 4 Lecture at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, VA. I will be discussing the impact that the Southern Industrial Educational Association, Inc (1905-1926) had on economic development and craft revival in Appalachian. The public is invited.

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20
Oct
04
Oct

Fellowship in Virginia

I am currently a Fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in Charlottesville, Va. This is my 3rd Fellowship; another great opportunity to write, away from the distraction of normal life.  This time, I am working on an Internet-accessible resource that will be hosted by Morehead State University. The Southern Industrial Educational Association, Inc. (1909-1926), […]

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14
Apr

Rare Quilts found in Bath County Virginia

An Enslaved Woman and her Dressmaker Daughter Bath County, Virginia Funding provided by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Sponsored by Bath County Historical Society, Kathleen Curtis Wilson, Appalachian textile scholar and Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow, has documented the life and needlework skills of Elizabeth Morris Bolden, daughter of an enslaved woman in […]

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14
Apr

Presigious Fellowship Award

I have just been awarded a Fellowship to write the history of the Southern Industrial Educational Association, 1905-1926. I will be in residence at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va for the fall semester (Aug 15-Dec.15). The outcome of this work will be a digital archive hosted by Morehead […]

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17
Feb

An Enslaved Woman and her Dressmaker Daughter in Bath County, Virginia

Exciting News: Sponsored by the Bath County Historical Society, I have been awarded a grant by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to document the life and needlework skills of Elizabeth Morris Bolden, daughter of an enslaved woman in Warm Springs, Virginia. Because 19th century textiles with an African American provenance are extremely rare nationwide […]

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22
Sep

October 5th Presentation in Warm Springs, Virginia

Kathleen Curtis Wilson, author and celebrated textile historian will be the featured speaker at 1:00 pm in Trimble Hall at The Old Dairy Heritage Festival on Saturday, October 5th. Her presentation, Appalachian Weaving and its Global Resonances – Natural Fibers Shape Life, Cultural Traditions and Create History will be followed by a textile workshop in […]

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13
Aug

Invited to Derry City, Northern Ireland

Enjoying another fabulous trip to NI. This time I am in Derry giving 2 presentations at the Shirt Factory Project as part f the City of Culture events.

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