I wish I could be writing this post under better circumstances, but I am writing to ask for your help. Last week, one of Dr. Gaither's quilts was stolen while on exhibition at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum. The quilt was stolen early in the morning on Tuesday, 19 December 2011.
The quilt is entitled Maryland: What a Strange Civilization It Is and has been exhibited as part of Dr. Gaither's social justice series as well as in the At Freedom's Door: Challenging Slavery in Maryland exhibition held in 2007 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the Maryland Historical Society. I am including the police description of the quilt as posted by WBAL in Baltimore.
I will post images of the quilt within the next few days. If anyone has any information, please contact the police immediately. Please share this information with anyone you believe may be able to help!
BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. -- A 63-inch tall historical quilt is missing from a museum in Baltimore County, and police are searching for a culprit.
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