The Stevens County Historical Society and Museum in Morris will hold a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. tomorrow for two new exhibits that opened this week. The Bob Ross Cherrywood Challenge National Quilt Exhibit was put together by the Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics company out of the Brainerd/Baxter area. The museum’s program and office coordinator, Lori Kurpiers, told the KMRS Community Connection that this year’s challenge for the popular annual exhibit was shooting to incorporate more color.
“This year the theme is Bob Ross and so they’ve got five different colors that the entrants were able to use. There’s a blue, a green, an orange, a red and a brown,” said Kurpiers. “And we are getting a trunk full of 75 quilts. So the quilts will be about 20 inches by 20 inches and there will be 75 of them that we’ll put on display for you.”
The Bob Ross exhibit runs a limited time through February 14, but the museum will be open every day during that time for maximum viewing. Also opening up this week was “Women’s Voices in Stevens County: A Suffrage Centennial,” which salutes the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote and runs through December 30.
The reception on Saturday at the West 6th Street museum will include refreshments by the High Tea Committee. There will also be a 2 p.m. presentation that day by Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics.