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Lecture: "'For the heat is beyond your conception:' Dressing for the Heat in the Eighteenth Century"

8 July 2017

On Thursday, July 13, join Neal Hurst, Associate Curator, Costumes and Textiles, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for an illustrated lecture, entitled  "'For the heat is beyond...

Versatility of a Victorian Farm Wife’s Wedding or Best Dress

6 July 2017

 The Newmarket Historical Society, Newmarket, NH held an exhibition of wedding dresses from New England, housed in the collection of the Society. The exhibition was on view from...

Fashionable Folks: What New Englanders Wore, 1830s-1920s

5 July 2017

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit 'What New Englanders Wore, 1830s-1920s'  on view at The Colonel Paul Wentworth House Rollinsford, New Hampshire Curated by Julia...

Made in London, Worn in America: Brocaded Silk Shoes, c. 176

2 July 2017

An elegant pair of brocaded silk buckle shoes, with leather sole and carved wood heel, were London-made by John Hose & Son, c. 1760 and likely worn by an American bride. Hose shoes...