This sampler is from the sampler collection of the Mordecai House in Raleigh, North Carolina, on permanent display. It was found in the home of Andrew Johnson, but it is unknown if there was a relationship of any kind. Nancy's age was removed from the sampler, as was so often done.
Our model was stitched on 32 count sandstone using DMC floss. The stitch count is 94 by 129.
The picture opposite shows the front of Mordecai House today.
Mordecai House is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was built as a small plantation home in 1785 before Raleigh was established as the State Capital. The house was enlarged to its present size in 1826 and served as the manor house for a sizeable plantation.
Our 17th President, Andrew Johnson, was born in 1808 in the kitchen building of the Mordecai House, where his mother was employed.
Five generations of the Mordecai family lived there until the 1960's. In 1967 the City of Raleigh purchased the house, and a society was formed which purchased the furnishings.
Today visitors may come six days a week to tour the house and other buildings on the site, which include a chapel, law office, kitchen, and the birthplace of President Andrew Johnson.
The house and park are operated by Capital Area Preservation. The Ellen Mordecai and Nancy Johnson samplers are on permanent display.
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Phone: 910-892-3024 | FAX: 910-892-0042