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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Hamilton Christmas Creche Display

Hamilton will host it's first annual Christmas Creche Display this coming December. Host Dakota Redford said " I have been collecting nativity for many years and love to share my collection with anyone who would like to see it. I knew that there are other collectors that feel the same way, so I decided to create this free event for the community"
Redford has more than 200 nativity in her collection will have them available for viewing from Wednesday December 18- Sunday December 22nd. She is also inviting anyone else who would like to share their displays as well. "We will have quite the variety with many community members also donating nativity" she said. "We will also have light refreshments and areas for people to gather and visit. A great way to bring in the holiday together."

The Christmas Creche Display will be open for viewing on the following dates/times:

Hotel Hamilton 703 West Berry, Hamilton, Missouri

Wednesday December 18th 4-8pm
Thursday December 19th 4-8pm
Friday December 20th 4-8pm
Saturday December 21st 10am -2pm
Sunday December 22nd 4-8pm
Light refreshments will be served.

For those who would like to display their nativities....Items can be taken to Hotel Hamilton & Event Center on Monday December 16 and Tuesday December 17 from 4-8pm.

Call or text Dakota at 435-849-2564 with any questions.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Missouri Quilt Museum in Hamilton Missouri- phase 2

Work has started on the Phase Two renovations of the Missouri Quilt Museum. The
museum is located in the 100-year-old former Hamilton High School. Phase Two renovations
will include the buildings gymnasium and lower level.
Spokesperson for the museum, Dakota Redford, said the renovations will include a
second quilt gallery, 4 new exhibits, and several hands-on classrooms. Redford also announced
a special permanent display for the second gallery.
“We are extremely excited to announce that the Missouri Quilt Museum has partnered
with the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, and will host a permanent gallery for
the National Quilt Museum.” “The National Quilt Museum has one of the best and most
comprehensive quilt collections in the world.” Redford said. “We will be hosting a revolving
exhibit of their quilts.”
The National Quilt Museum Gallery will be located in the gymnasium section of the
building. The collection will be rotated quarterly, Redford said. “We will have a fresh exhibit
from the National Quilt Museum every three months. And with our other galleries, there will be
something new every month at the museum.”
Planned exhibits FOR Phase Two include Elias Howe’s Workshop, a Native American
exhibit, and Underground Railroad Quilt exhibit and a Flour Sack exhibit.

“The Missouri Quilt Museum is not a traditional quilt museum,” Redford said. “In
addition to numerous quilt displays, we are presenting a series of exhibits that tell the history of
quilting in North America. Quilts have played an important role in our history,” Redford said,
“and we want to tell that story.
Redford cited the current Log Cabin Exhibit at the museum. “We have on display a quilt
that was made in 1834. It is a paper piece quilt in which pieces of fabric were cut and sewn onto
pieces of paper as the quilt was being made. As paper was scarce in those days, handwritten
letters were cut up and used as the paper to make the quilt,” Redford said. “And back then,
quilts were made for warmth, so the pieces of the paper were left in the quilt. You can find out
what was actually happening back in 1834 by reading the snippets of letters used in this quilt.”
The museum also has over 500 toy sewing machines on display, thimbles from around the
world, and a growing collection of antique sewing machines and irons. Outside of the museum
is the World’s Largest Spool of Thread. The spool stands 22 feet tall and contains over 1 million
yards of thread.
The Missouri Quilt Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. A $10
donation is requested as the price of admission. Private tours are also available. Information
can be found online at or by calling 435-849-2564.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Home Inn Hamilton celebrates 4th Birthday

We are delighted to have just celebrated 4 years of calling Hamilton home!!

A lot has happened, changed and developed over the past 4 years, but nothing has been as dramatic as the relationships we have been blessed to build with thousands of guests. Thank you for sharing your lives with us! What an amazing journey!

Here is a link to our original post about the BnB...

And finally good pictures more than 3 years later..

WE have come a long way and we are so delighted to have been on this adventure with all of you!!