This is an open plea to the MEMBERSHIP of the Beaches Area Historical
As members of the McClenny family whose names,
addresses and phone numbers are listed below, we are united in an effort
to regain custody of a coveted family heirloom quilt that was given
without permission to the Beaches Area Historical Society by Roman
Edward McClenny of Jacksonville Beach. The quilt, hand made by Mrs. C.B.
(Kate) McClenny, was borrowed from its authorized custodian Mary
Catherine McClenny Scotten of Richmond, Texas by R.E. McClenny with the
understanding the quilt was to be put on temporary display in
Instead he gave it to this society without our
knowledge or permission. Requests from members of our family to
the Beaches Area Historical Society Board, through correspondence and in
person, for the return of the quilt to our family have been denied. Many
of the descendants of Kate McClenny have never had the opportunity to
see the heirloom quilt. The Society has offered us the explanation that
the quilt is in a box ‘somewhere in storage’.
Therefore, as members of the McClenny family, we
are appealing to you, the Society’s membership, for the immediate return
of our family’s heirloom quilt, known as The Miracle Quilt, to full
custody of the McClenny family as was intended by Kate McClenny who
entrusted it to our care.
Our family will be receptive to future requests for
displaying the quilt at the Beaches Area Historical Society on special
We firmly believe that by appealing to your
integrity and standards of justice and decency our family’s heirloom
quilt will be returned to its legitimate owners.....the McClenny family.
Mary Catherine McClenny Scotton, 2510 Crystal Lake
Ct., Richmond, Texas 77469 (281) 633-9222
John Carr McClenny, 5819 Brenda Lane, San Antonio,
Texas 78240 (210) 684-1439