The General Henry Knox Museum will sponsor a day trip to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts in Boston Monday, June 20 to view the “Embroideries of Colonial Boston” exhibit and Henry Knox’s portrait by Gilbert Stuart in the “New Nation” exhibit, as part of a complete guided tour of the new Art of the Americas wing.

Cost is $100 and includes round-trip travel via Downeaster Rail from Portland to Boston, subway transfers and museum admission. Education Coordinator Sophia Mendoza will host the trip, and all are welcome to sign up.

The “Embroideries of Colonial Boston” exhibit displays the charm and craftsmanship of the Adam and Eve samplers, pastoral pictures with leaping stags and galloping hunters, as well as crewelwork bed hangings and delicately embroidered baby caps that bring to mind a warm domesticity; however, as a group they also reveal much about the lives of Boston women and their role within colonial society.

A variety of dining options are available at the MFA for a leisurely lunch and reflection on the exhibit with fellow travelers. Registration is limited to 15, and must be received no later than Monday, May 23. For further information and to sign up for the trip, call 354-8062 or send email to

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to