The Norman Transcript


January 16, 2014

Cleveland County Genealogy Society to discuss history of Lexington

NORMAN — The Cleveland County Genealogy Society Library, 1119 E. Main St., will host Linda York to from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to discuss her Lexington History Quilt. A retired counselor from Noble, York is the owner of a quilt depicting scenes from Lexington’s history.

“My great-aunt, Carrie Olson Henderson, painted the quilt blocks in the 1970s-1980s, showing scenes from her memories of growing up in Lexington,” York said.

The scenes are painted on cloth and show many of the events that occurred in early Lexington, as well as many Lexington landmarks.

An additional wall hanging that York’s aunt painted also will be on display and discussed. The wall hanging shows people coming across the river from Purcell on the day of the Oklahoma Land Run.

York will show off the quilt, as well as part of a video of an interview with Henderson. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 701-2100.

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