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Text of Expressing the sense of Congress that the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society, located in Paducah, Kentucky, should be designated ...

...should be designated as the “National Quilt Museum of the United States”.

This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 12, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 12, 2008 (Passed the House (Engrossed)).

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IV

110th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. CON. RES. 209

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of Congress that the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society, located in Paducah, Kentucky, should be designated as the National Quilt Museum of the United States.

Whereas the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society is the largest quilt museum in the world, with a total of 13,400 square feet of exhibition space and more than 150 quilts exhibited year-round in its 3 galleries;

Whereas the mission of the Museum is to educate the local, national, and international public about the art, history, and heritage of quiltmaking;

Whereas quilts in the Museum’s permanent collection are made by quilters from 44 of the 50 States and many foreign countries;

Whereas the Museum, centrally located in Paducah, Kentucky, and open to the public year-round, averages 40,000 visitors per year;

Whereas individuals from all 50 States and from more than 25 foreign countries have visited the Museum;

Whereas the Museum’s Friends, an organization dedicated to supporting and sustaining the Museum, also has members in all 50 States, with 84 percent of members living more than 60 miles from the Museum;

Whereas many members of the Museum’s Friends have supported the Museum annually since the Museum began in 1991;

Whereas quilts exhibited in the Museum are representative of the Nation and its cultures thanks to the wide diversity of themes and topics, quilts, and quiltmakers; and

Whereas the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society has national significance and support: Now, therefore, be it

That it is the sense of Congress that the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society, located at 215 Jefferson Street, Paducah, Kentucky, should be designated as the National Quilt Museum of the United States.

Passed the House of Representatives February 12, 2008.

Lorraine C. Miller,

Clerk.