A special lace and sewing exhibit opened in 2008 with the support of lace maker and staff person Pat Griem, who loaned several examples and tools such as bobbins and finished pieces. She often demonstrated at living history events and provided much of the history and identification of types of lace. Many pieces of lace were on display for the first time from the museum's collection. This display shared space with sewing implements on display and the sewers of "United We Stand II."
One case held a display of contrast with white and natural lace on black backgrounds. Black lace often trimmed mourning clothing during Victorian times. This contrast provided a look at the fine detail and design of the pieces.