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50th Annual Needlework Exhibition

— The 50th annual Needlework Exhibition will be open to the public starting Friday, March 1 at the Woodlawn Plantation.

Woodlawn was the home of Eleanor Custis Lewis, one of America’s foremost needleworkers. The exhibition honors her legacy by maintaining the tradition of the needle arts and by raising funds to preserve her estate.

Nelly’s Needlers is a volunteer auxiliary working year-round to raise funds for this historic site. Since its inception in 1962, the Needlers have donated more than $750,000 to Woodlawn.

Lunch will be served daily Wed-Mon. The lunchroom will be closed on Easter Sunday, March 31. Lunch reservations are required for large parties. To make lunch reservations for groups of 15 or more, contact Alice Deaschner at 703-323-1781.

Technique/judging tours may be scheduled in advance for groups of 8 or more. Contact Maggie Bunch at woodlawn50years@gmail.com to schedule.

The entrance to Woodlawn is changing to a new gate off Woodlawn Road. Traveling south on Rt. 1, Woodlawn Road is at the next traffic light at the south end of the estate. Take a right at the traffic light and head west, the gate is to the right across from the Woodlawn Quaker Meeting House.