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A quilt that depicts life in Prince George’s County will be on display at The Mall at Prince Georges in Hyattsville until the opening of the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center in North Brentwood.

Located on a wall adjacent to the Target store at the mall, the quilt illustrates life in Prince George’s County from the Colonial period until the present. The patches on the quilt were created by shoppers and employees at the mall. The quilt will eventually be moved to the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, said Victoria Clark, marketing director of The Mall at Prince Georges.

The quilt sits next to a mural installed in November 2011 crafted by high school students from 12 Prince George’s County schools, which also depicts life in the county, Clark said. The mural will remain on the wall indefinitely, she said.

“We feel it enriches the community,” Clark said of the quilt and mural. “It exposes our shoppers to things you don’t typically find at shopping mall.”

tsandoval@gazette.net