Hats Off to Spring: A Celebration of Grace Murray

Saturday, March 18

12:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. Community Programs

The extraordinary hats made by longtime Annisquam resident, friend of the Museum and avid knitter, Grace Murray, will be on display throughout the day in the CAM Auditorium and the Folly Cove Designer Gallery.

At 1:00 p.m. owners of Grace’s beloved hats will have the opportunity to share their thoughts during “Story Time.” A selection of hats will remain on view in the Folly Cove Designer Gallery through April 2.

The Museum will be free and open to the public from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for this program; reservations are not required.

Grace Murray knit hat atop George Demetrios (1896-1974), "Marcia Gronblad: Finnish Girl" 20th century, bronze. Gift of The George Demetrios Revocable Trust, 1990 [2532.4].

Each of Grace's hats is an original. She was inspired to create her well-known style of hat by the patterns in "Andean Folk Knitting: Traditions and Techniques from Peru and Bolivia", by Cynthia Gravelle Lecount. By the time Grace had purchased the book in 1992, she had already been knitting for 60 years; however, the colorful motifs have kept her attention, creating over 300 hats, all lovingly tagged "From the Knitting Needles of Grace Murray".

 

Grace Murray knit hat atop George Demetrios (1896-1974), Marcia Gronblad: Finnish Girl. 20th century, bronze. Gift of The George Demetrios Revocable Trust, 1990 [2532.4].

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