51st Annual Needlework Exhibition Features Items Made by White House Residents
The Needlework Exhibition at Historic Woodlawn in Alexandria, Virginia is the nation’s premiere show of contemporary needlework. The exhibit honors Eleanor “Nelly” Custis Lewis’ legacy by displaying her needlework as well as inviting the public to display theirs. Visitors will see hundreds of needlework entries on display in every room of the historic mansion among the museum collections.
This year we have added a small but special exhibition entitled Needlework and the White House: A First Family Tradition. Highlighted by a rug made by First Lady Barbara Bush, the exhibition includes pieces made by first family members and holiday ornaments displayed in the White House. It will also trace the history of the needle arts in the President’s House.
If you are interested in submitting your work to the show please see our exhibit brochure here for instructions.
Exhibition Hours: March 1 – March 31, 2014. Open Wednesdays – Mondays, 10 am – 4 pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Location: Historic Woodlawn, located at 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309. See our Directions page for more details.
Daily Admission Fees: $10 Adults; $5 Children (K-12). Children 5 & under are free. Exhibitors receive one free pass. Friends of Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House are admitted free.
Dining in the Underwood Room: Lunch and desserts are served from 11:30 am – 2 pm, Wednesdays – Mondays during the show. The freshly prepared menu is created, prepared and served by members of Nelly’s Needlers and other volunteers. Luncheon bills and all gratuities support the site. The Underwood Room accommodates up to 44 diners. Individuals and small parties will be seated as space becomes available. Advance reservations are required for parties of 9 or more. For reservations call (703) 323-1781. For other inquiries please call Woodlawn at (703) 780-4000.
Questions? Please contact Woodlawn at email@example.com or (703) 780-4000.