All Dressed Up
How did women in Revolutionary Philadelphia order custom gowns, made to fit? Jana Violante, dressmaker and living history interpreter, will demonstrate gown-making techniques in the Museum’s Atrium. Join a conversation about self-expression, clothing production, and fashion politics in 18th-century Philadelphia.
Tableau Talk: Revolutionary Women
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Join a museum educator for a free thirty-minute gallery tour. This program highlights the stories of the women who supported the Congress or the King, cast musket balls and sewed flags, carried their children and followed the armies, and fought for and against the Revolutionary cause.
Discovery Cart: Camp Follower's Pack
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Did you know that women and children followed the British and Continental armies in the Revolutionary War? This Discovery Cart highlights the stories of these people. Try on a pack full of the goods that a woman would have carried on campaign, and imagine what it was like to provide critical services - laundry, sewing, and selling produce - that supported the armies.