Lecture Series: Women Significant in Creation of the Lou Tate Foundation

Date(s) - 08/15/2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Little Loomhouse


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The Little Loomhouse presents

The Lecture Series: Women Significant in Creation of the Lou Tate Foundation


Little Loomhouse founder Lou Tate died on June 2, 1979, and seven weeks later on July 24, two women Sue Kendrick and Vivian Hyatt drove out to the one-acre property and began scrubbing and cleaning. They took home, washed and pressed weavings, returned the next day and sold them for seed money. They continued the process the next day and so on until Colonel Sanders Birthday Party…and so the story begins of the humble beginnings of The Lou Tate Foundation, which turns 40 years old this year. In conjunction with Women of the Ohio Valley Weavers Exhibition, we will be offering a panel lecture-discussion on August 15 from 2 pm – 4 pm about the women instrumental in the creation of the Lou Tate Foundation, several of whom are featured in the Ohio Valley Weavers Exhibit. Former Lou Tate Student, Sally Moss, and Loomhouse Director of Programming and Education, Michelle Amos to learn more about these amazing women and their efforts to create the Lou Tate Foundation now 41 years old. 

Lecture is $5 members/$10 non-members

Due to Covid-19 Outbreak, The Lecture Series will be held outside of Top House Weaving Studio with limited seating, spaced 6′ a part, reservations are recommended. All guests will be asked to wear a mask. We also plan to record the lecture to post on our social media platforms.