Astor House builder Seth Lake’s quilt donated to museums

Janet Livesay Robinson

Janet Livesay Robinson

The First Baptist Church quilt (also known to some as the Seth Lake quilt) currently on display in Show & Tell at the Golden History Center was recently donated to the museum. It’s exciting news, since the quilt has been on loan for over 40 years!

Seth Lake’s great great granddaughter, Janet Livesay Robinson, and her family recently finalized the donation, stating, “…the quilt belongs at the museum with the Golden community.” Janet Livesay Robinson’s parents, Jim and Trudy Livesay (now deceased) first loaned the family’s heirloom quilt to Golden Landmarks Association and the fledgling Astor House Museum sometime around 1973.

–Mark Dodge, Golden History Museums Curator