Updates from the Amherst Historical Society

Gardens in 19th century folk art

by | Jul 24, 2021

Quilt

It is late July, and the Museum’s flower garden is in full bloom. We also have a 19th-century quilt in our collection, which was painted with a variety of garden herbs. On September 22, 2017, we were fortunate to feature that quilt in a lecture by a local herbalist, Jade Alicandro Mace, who discussed the 19th century garden herbs, both on the quilt and fresh from our garden, and their nutritional and medicinal uses from ancient times to the present.