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Wardrobe Options for Williamsburg 2021

After the heckin’ year+ we’ve all had, I’m so excited to be going to Colonial Williamsburg in mid-June! I haven’t been to that glorious place since 2015. There’s quite the meet-up happening and I’m very excited to hang out with friends old...

Consuming History—Or Are We?

By Marie Pellissier  I’ve always been fascinated by the appeal of food in living history museums—the sound and aromas of someone cooking over an iron stove or open hearth never fails to draw visitors’ attention. Since I moved to...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Feb 2021

Williamsburg on the Eve of War

A visitor to Williamsburg prior to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War would have discovered a city of just 1,900 inhabitants, roughly 900 of... The post Williamsburg on the Eve of War appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Leverett Family Petticoat Returns to Colonial Williamsburg

The Leverett family quilted petticoat, reproduced from a pattern created by pricking the design onto muslin, has been returned to the makers at the Margaret Hunter Shop, Milliners and Mantuamakers at Colonial Williamsburg. The pricking was in the...
From: SilkDamask on 27 May 2019

A Quilted Silk Petticoat Bridges Past and Present

Looks can be deceiving.  Here, what at first glance seems to be a lovely eighteenth-century petticoat, is actually a brand-new reproduction, commissioned for an exciting new exhibit—“Fashioning the New England Family”—now...
From: SilkDamask on 8 Oct 2018

The Art of Preserving Eighteenth-Century Cookery Through Interpretation

Tiffany A. Fisk Every day my colleagues and I are asked by visitors to Colonial Williamsburg the following: “You aren’t REALLY cooking, are you?” The purpose of Historic Foodways is to do the work of eighteenth-century cooks by using...
From: The Recipes Project on 13 Sep 2018

Teaching Recipes: A September Series (Vol.IV)

Jessica P. Clark While many of us are sad to see the Summer go, there’s always something exciting about the promise of September. Many of us are reenergized and seeking out new ways to engage students and the public in a range of educational settings....
From: The Recipes Project on 4 Sep 2018

Resolved, an American Experiment: Interactive Theater at Colonial Williamsburg

I attended a new program at the Capitol in Colonial Williamsburg recently called Resolved. I have long missed the days when the reconstructed Capitol... The post Resolved, an American Experiment: Interactive Theater at Colonial Williamsburg appeared first...

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

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 your conception:' Dressing for the Heat in the Eighteenth Century" ...
From: SilkDamask on 8 Jul 2017

Guest Post: HBO’s Westworld and the Realities of Living History

Guest post by Cam Shriver on how HBO's Westworld reveals challenges faced by living history sites in balancing authenticity and entertainment.
From: The Junto on 26 Oct 2016

Clarissa Lawrence of Salem

The intertwined histories of Salem’s African-American community and Abolitionist movement in the mid-nineteenth century are often referenced and represented by the work of two strong women, Charlotte Forten Grimké (1837-1914) and Sarah Parker...
From: streets of salem on 28 Aug 2016

A Silk Damask Dress, c. 1760s: Margaret Hunter Shop Milliners and Mantuamakers

Detail of silk damask Apprentice Abby measuring  Journeywoman Sarah taking advantage of daylight for sewing I was very fortunate to be able to spend time recently at the Margaret Hunter Milliners and Mantuamakers at Colonial Williamsburg,...
From: SilkDamask on 28 Oct 2015

Playing With Sailors at l'Hermione, and more Williamsburg Shenanigans

Lauren M, Adam the Sailor, and me at l'Hermione a second day After our initial visit to The Hermione, we returned a second day at Adam's request, to pose for a few recreations of satirical 18th century prints.These prints depict sailors and ladies in...

A Visit to l'Hermione at Yorktown

The third day in Williamsburg we actually spent in Yorktown, on account of the tall ship l'Hermione having put in there the night before, and it being an event not to be missed.I'm bad. I didn't know what the Hermione was when Maggie and Sammy suggested...

In Defense of Faux Silk - The Revolution Dress in Colonial Williamsburg

Day two in Colonial Williamsburg - it was pouring down rain all day. This post will probably ruffle some feathers, but I feel compelled to report on my experience concerning faux silk - yup, polyester, the fake stuff - and the day I was never so happy...

The Midnight Chemise a la Reine in Colonial Williamsburg

I have gobs and gobs of photos to show you, and stories to tell, from my recent trip to Colonial Williamsburg. Where do I start? How shall I structure these posts!? Eeek! How about one dress at a time? Although I made the Chemise gown last, I wore...

The Versatile 18th Century Market Hat

On my trip to Colonial Williamsburg this week, I decided to be bold and attempt to underpack. The idea of wearing a different or new dress every day is a modern one, a difficult one to break, but is it really so "bad" to wear the same gown more than once?As...

1770s Polonaise - Progress, but Slowly!

1770s Polonaise - the skirts are drawn up with cords, to create the three partition effect the gown is named for Work on this crazy froofy dress comes in spurts, but now that I only have about a month to get it done, I best knuckle down!It's quite a complicated...

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