Sarah Ann Brown's 1855 Sampler from the Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

In this episode, Jon Kay interviews Jennifer Core the folklorist and a founding researcher of the Tennessee Sampler Survey, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Tennessee’s needlework heritage. Jennifer’s research includes documenting Tennessee samplers made prior to 1900 and as of May 2010, she and her research partner  Janet Hasson have located 215 samplers, 159 of which have been proven to be from the Volunteer State.  Currently the two scholars are curating and exhibition of Middle TN samplers for the James K. Polk Home in Columbia, TN, which will open on December 17, 2010. This podcast should be available for download by December 12, 2010.

Host: Jon Kay
Guests: Jennifer Core, Guest (
Music: Martin Simpson (

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