|Deb Smith (editor of Rug Hooking Magazine) with Ellen Jacobs (Great-Granddaughter of Magdalena Briner Eby & Ellen's son Gregg Jacobs)|
In April, 2019.... The Historical Society of Perry County (PA) received a generous donation from the descendants of Magdalena Briner Eby. The donation was an original rug hooked by Magdalena. The rug is known as the "Great-Granddaughter's Rug", a title given to the rug in the book: Rug Hooking Traditions with Magdalena Briner Eby, in reference to it's owner at that time, see page 41.
This same rug was the highlight of the Feature Exhibit at Rug Hooking Week 2011 at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio. It was also the inspiration for the 1st Trail Rug on the National Quilt Trail, located at the Tuscarora State Forest, Perry County, PA. More about the Trail Rug in future posts.
In the photo, left to right, Debra Smith, Editor of Rug Hooking Magazine (also a Perry County, PA resident & member of the Magdalena Rug Hookers), Ellen Jacobs (Magdalena's Great-Granddaughter), and Gregg Jacobs (Magdalena's Great-Great-Grandson). The rug was donated by the Jacobs family.
What a wonderful & generous gift!
The rug will be on display soon in Perry County & also during the Perry County Bicentennial in 2020. The locations will be announced in future posts.
For more information on this donation: https://www.rughookingmagazine.com/News/Magdalena-Briner-Eby-Rug-Donated-Historical-Society-Perry-County