All Dressed Up

March 30, 2018 - 11:00 am to March 31, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Oneida Indian Nation Atrium

Free with Museum Admission

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.   

Additional Programming:

March 30th 
Tableau Talk: Revolutionary Women
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
Oneida Atrium

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. 

March 31st
Discovery Cart: Camp Follower's Pack
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oneida Atrium

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. 

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