On this day in 1947, President Harry S. Truman officially opened the first White House bowling alley. The two-lane alley was constructed in the West Wing with funding provided by a group of Truman’s fellow Missourians in honor of the president.

Anna Pozara of Roseville, Michigan made this “Bowling Quilt” for a local bowling club. Pozara documented her quilt as part of the Michigan Quilt Project.

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance