Spring Forward (and then hit the museums)

Remember to change your clocks tonight.  Daylight savings time starts at 2AM tomorrow morning.  If you have trouble remember which way to move this clock, here’s your reminder:  if you go to bed at midnight, set the clock to 1AM before you go to sleep.

Detail, International Honor Quilt

The Quilt Museum will host a program tomorrow (Sunday the 13th) at 2PM: Sunday at the Museum – The International Honor Quilt with Dana Jones.

Meet the little-known sister project to Judy Chicago’s important feminist art installation The Dinner Party.  Learn about the 539 individual quilts that are assembled into a multi-sectional, monumental work of art. Museum doors open at 11:00 a.m. Presentation begins at 2:00 p.m. $10 per person includes museum admission and refreshments. Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum members admitted free.

The Clear Creek History Park will also have a 2PM program:  A Woman’s Life on the Colorado Prairie

There were few opportunities but many expectations for 19th century American women. Learn about the day-to-day life of a Colorado woman homesteader. What opportunities did the Homestead Act of 1861 offer women? How did homestead women meet cultural expectations while making a home in a log cabin or sod house? How did Colorado and other western states contribute to changing women’s roles in society? Enjoy hot tea and homemade cookies from 19th century recipes. Presented by living history interpreter Priscilla Marshall. Age 12 and up. Guy Hill School House.  Golden History Museum Members $15; non-members $20.