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Event Series Event Series: Dress Construction Viewing

Dress Construction Viewing 

March 27 @ 1:00 pm 5:00 pm

Ever wanted to know how a dress from your favorite period drama was made? Have questions about fashion from the past? 

Join our Director of Programs and Collections, Nicole Carpenter, as she creates a reproduction gown based on 18th century examples and techniques. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions about the process of creating a gown, the history of mantua-makers or dress makers, and the Museum’s textile collection. Visitors can also try textile art objects like a spinning wheel, loom, and embroidery hoops for themselves. 

This gown will be displayed and worn during our Colonial Field Day. Interested in attending? Tickets can be purchased with the form below. Tickets are $5 for nonmember adults, free for members and children under 10.


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