Digital Photograph (2017.065.0917)
Digital photograph taken when Orlando received a comfort quilt from San Bernardino, California on August 2nd, 2016. A framed document next to the quilt provides a brief history of the quilt and includes where the quilt has been sent to before coming to Orlando. Photo donated by Orange County Government, Frank Weber.
Historical Notes: The quilt was created in 2001 by first-graders at St. Hilary Catholic School in Fairlawn, Ohio to comfort children at a school in Redbank, New Jersey who lost parents and neighbors after the September 11th attacks. Since then, the quilt has moved from community to community providing comfort to those who are suffering. The quilt has traveled to Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, San Bernardino and other communities that have been struck by tragedy.
Comfort Quilt, Frank Weber, National Response, Photographs, San Bernardino
- Object ID: 2017.065.0917
- Collection Site: Orange County Administration Center