5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7756.
Join us on Saturday, November 5, 12:00-4:00 p.m. at the Congregational Church Parish Hall on Washington Green for a sumptuous Mediterranean lunch and lecture on the history of Turkish rugs and the meaning behind their symbols and patterns.
The Gunn Historical Museum, the Roxbury Museum & Hodge Memorial Library, and the Minor Memorial Library will hold their annual collaborative Turkish-Rug-Sale Fundraiser. Held last year at the Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury, this popular event will move this year to the town of Washington where it will be held in the Parish Hall of the First Congregational Church at 6 Kirby Road, on the Washington Green. Hundreds of rugs and kilims of all sizes will be offered for sale by Hamza Yildiz of Istanbul, Turkey. A percentage of the sale will benefit the three organizations. A $10.00 donation will be required from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. as a Mediterranean lunch and lecture about the history, artists, techniques, dyes, motifs, and types of Turkish rugs and flat weave kilims will be offered. After 2:00 p.m. entrance is free.