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Wheaton Arts And Cultural Center

Wheaton Arts And Cultural Center
1000 Village Drive
856-825-6800

History of Wheaton Arts

The important American glass industry began in southern New Jersey because of the availability of natural resources such as wood, sand, soda ash and silica. The nation's earliest successful glass factory was founded in 1789 by Caspar Wistar in nearby Salem County in Millville. Many of the nation's foremost glass factories operate in South Jersey. In 1888, Dr. Theodore Corson Wheaton, a pharmacist, began making his own pharmaceutical bottles in a glass factory in Millville. From these beginnings today's giant glass manufacturer, Wheaton USA, formerly Wheaton Industries, Inc., evolved. Early in the 1960s Dr. Wheaton's grandson, Frank H. Wheaton, Jr., visited the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York. He discovered that much of the glass created and produced in southern New Jersey was displayed in this museum. He felt that these treasured museum pieces should be displayed in the areas in which they were produced...southern New Jersey.

WheatonArts (formerly Wheaton Village) became his goal. He searched for and finally located a collection of American glass from the Bucks County Glass Museum in Pennsylvania. This became the foundation for what is now the finest collection of American glass at WheatonArts. The early collection was housed in the Wheaton family home on High Street in Millville. During this period, Mr. Wheaton assembled a group to build and design what he envisioned as a "typical cross-roads glass community at the turn of the 20th century that included a glass museum." In 1970, the first buildings at WheatonArts opened to the public. The present administration building housed the museum collection. There was also a gatehouse, a General Store, a museum store called the "Brownstone Emporium," and support facilities for carpentry and painting.

Soon construction began on the Museum of American Glass and the T. C. Wheaton Glass Factory. Until completion of the factory, glassblowing demonstrations were conducted in a glass furnace placed in a small structure adjacent to the entrance. The museum opened in 1973, followed shortly thereafter by the opening of the T. C. Wheaton Glass Factory, Dr. T. C. Wheaton Pharmacy, West Jersey Crafts, Arthur Gorham Paperweight Shop, Crafts and Trades Row and a barn. (The Pharmacy is now the "Down Jersey Folklife Center" and West Jersey Crafts has become "The Gallery of Fine Craft." To better utilize the facilities offered by the glass factory, a program to support emerging contemporary glass artists was created in 1983. Recognizing the needs of these artists to have access to hot glass, a group of artists including Paul Joseph Stankard and Tom Patti worked with WheatonArts to establish the "Creative Glass Center of America." Through CGCA, contemporary glass artists are provided with the facilities, equipment, time and housing to further develop their art.

Today, WheatonArts consists of over 60 acres with 20 buildings. The Museum of American Glass houses over 6,500 objects, both historic and contemporary. The fully operational glass factory presents daily, interpretive demonstrations for the public with artists showing traditional and contemporary glassblowing techniques. In the Craft Studios artists demonstrate the traditional southern New Jersey crafts of pottery, wood and flameworking. The 1863 C. P. Huntington Train, 1876 Centre Grove Schoolhouse, Arthur Gorham Paperweight Shop, Christmas Shop, and the Education and Event Center now complete the attractions. The 100-room Country Inn by Carlson®, PaperWaiter Restaurant and Pub, and Heritage House Banquet Facility are located adjacent to WheatonArts. WheatonArts has achieved recognition not only on a local and regional level, but, through its collections, programs, seminars, and exhibitions, on both a national and international level.


Wheaton Arts And Cultural Center is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media

Upcoming Events at Wheaton Arts And Cultural Center

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition - Water and Ways

Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
WheatonArts
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition - Water and Ways

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Thursday, Nov 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Friday, Nov 29, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Friday, Dec 13, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Friday, Dec 20, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Friday, Dec 27, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Millville, NJ
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Exhibition- Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts