Posts Tagged ‘History’

It’s been far too long since the last post – but we’ve been blessedly busy with lots of custom 18th century clothing orders, so we won’t complain too much! ūüôā¬† On to the post…

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September is  International Homesteading Education Month, but event announcements are already starting to pop up!  There will be events taking place all over the United States.  If you live here in the Ohio area, you can check out the Homesteading Fair at the Crooked Barn Farm in Wooster.  Seven Springs, PA has a Homesteading Day and a three-day fair focused on homesteading.  Lucky residents near the Oakland, CA area have the Institute of Urban Homesteading at their disposal that has tons of educational events planned on everything from canning to hot and cold process soap making.  Beatrice, NE hosts events at the Homestead National Monument of America that includes gathering prairie seeds with Park Rangers, poetry writing influenced by the surroundings for high school students, a US Immigration Naturalization Ceremony, a Homesteader Reunion Weekend, Living History event and more!  You can learn more about International Homesteading Education Month and keep up-to-date on new postings at Mother Earth News here.

What a neat country we live in, and what a wealth of information you can gather from those living the “simple life” – as many of our ancestors pushing¬†out¬†West¬†into¬†the areas Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Ohio,¬†would have been doing in the 18th century.¬†

Will you be attending an event this September Рor is there a homesteading event you know of going on now?


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This Museum Monday, we are all about this rose-red and ivory silk gown from the Victoria and Albert museum. It looks so Christmasy!

This 1760 gown was repurposed from a “Robe a la Francais” to a “Robe a l’Anglaise” – and that has made the back detail simply spectacular! Look at all those lovely pleats!

Get more details about this beauty here: http://bit.ly/uKB0nf.

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It’s “Museum Monday”!

In honor of all the great 18th century clothing and artifacts that are housed at the world’s museums, each Monday we will post one of our favorite pieces from a museum collection.

This week, let’s look at a beautiful gown from Ohio’s own Kent State University Museum. This “Blue silk robe and petticoat brocaded in silver” is dated 1750. There is more to this dress than meets the eye, however.

This article talks about the amazing history mystery behind this gorgeous gown. http://bit.ly/sdhVZC.

Do you have gown envy?¬† …you can be we do!

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