By Mike Dunn 

New museum director connects with the past


When Virginia Parker took her first official tour of the Saratoga Museum, she came in ready to share her knowledge.

She examined the diorama of Indians hunting buffalo explaining the materials the early natives used to create their spears. Then, she moved on to the basement, depicting where the family would sit in a Victorian living room.

In the attic of the museum, Parker found an artifact that really caught her attention. It was a quilt - with the signatures of several names she recognized stitched on it.

"It's a friendship quilt," She explained. "A group of people got together, signed...

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