Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will host “An Old-Fashioned Bed Turning” quilt presentation on Sunday, October 13, at 2:30 p.m. The program will be led by Martha Ray, and light refreshments will be served. Preregistration is required, so call the museum at 918-762-2513 to reserve your place.

In the 19th century a young girl would have made 13 quilts before she got married. Before her wedding her friends and family would visit to bring gifts and well wishes. During these visits she would display all of her quilts on top of one another on a bed. She would then turn them back one at a time, telling stories about her life during the time she made that quilt and remembering the fabrics used and where she obtained them.

Martha Ray will show participants original quilts from 1830 through 1930 in this traditional manner. Each quilt has a story—some true, and some that could be true! Several ladies from the Pawnee area will be bringing quilts with family stories to add to Ray’s stack, giving the audience the opportunity to hear some local quilt stories.

Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum is located at 1141 Pawnee Bill Road in Pawnee. Its hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday and Monday, 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, please call 918-762-2513 or email pawneebill@okhistory.org.

About Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum

Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.