Quilt - Large

New Donation - Family Quilt

Recently Karen Lehman donated this family heirloom that had always been on her mother's bed. This quilt has the names of individuals from the Town of Niles and perhaps, surrounding towns. Each name is written in India Ink on the pieces of the quilt blocks. Anyone with information as to when something like this was made or if there were quilting bees in the town, is encouraged to contact the historian. We would love to know more about this!

Click this link to see a list of the names on the quilt.


quilt block with Truman Dewitt's name in middle square

The historian's office is located in the basement of the Niles Town Hall. We are open Thursday evening's from 3-7PM, except on the 2nd and 3rd Thursdays, then it is 4-7PM

The current historian is Lorie DeWitt-Antilla and can be reached at:

  • Historian@townofnilesny.gov
  • 315-849-1484