War Textile Presentation
Nov 17, 2010
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
|Where||Decorah Public Library|
|Contact Name||Kristin Torresdal|
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Former Luther College faculty member Ruth Fjelstad will present “The Bayeux Tapestry and the Operation Overlord (D-Day Invasion Plan) Embroidery:Conquest and Reconquest as depicted in two major historic textiles” at Decorah Public Library Wednesday November 17 at 7 p.m.
Fjelstad’s illustrated presentation will cover two outstanding
textiles: The Bayeux Tapestry and the Operation Overlord (D-Day) Embroidery. The presentation will introduce and contrast these two famous historic works whose creations are separated almost 900 years from one another. The Bayeux Tapestry (length 231 feet) depicts the
1066 Norman invasion of England, directed by William the Conqueror and concluded at the historic Battle of Hastings. The Operation Overlord Embroidery, created between 1968-1973, is 273 feet long and represents the Allied D-Day invasion and recapture of Europe in June, 1944. The presentation will include representative scenes from each of these impressive works.
For more information, call Decorah Public Library at 563-382-3717.