the Chapel Hill Museum

events: Orient Express

Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Looking for carpets in all the right places along the Great Silk Road

Location: Leland Little Auction and Estate Sales Ltd., 246 S. Nash Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Noted expert on oriental carpets and textiles, Dr. Douglas Lay, will give a high-energy, hands-on, and engaging illustrated presentation detailing his personal experiences in the world of rugs and textiles over the last 45 years, from Istanbul to Samarkand and all points in between.

Also, while enjoying wine and hors d'oeuvres in Leland Little's art-filled galleries, learn all about the rug or textile that you've brought along, as well as:

  • The People and Places: The cultures that have made this amazing art form for thousands of years;
  • The Creative Process: How they are made and how to preserve them for generations to come;
  • The Carpets in your home: Explore your carpets heritage and value...

Cost is $25.00 per person.

Call 919-929-7467 or 919-967-1400 for reservations. Seating is limited.

All proceeds to benefit the education programs of both the Chapel Hill Museum and the Historical Foundation of Hillsborough and Orange County.


Thanks to:

(919) 967-1400 / fax (919) 967-6230
523 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514