Back by popular demand, the Danbury Museum & Historical Society is once again hosting a three-part workshop, “Creating the Look: Rev War Period Women's Costuming Class” on several Tuesdays in March; the 7th, 14th and 21st from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The workshops will be conducted by Fran Hendrickson and the clothing items that will be featured include jacket, petticoat and cap; the basic outfit for the period. “The classes are designed for historic house museum docents and re-enactors, however, anyone interested is welcome to join us,” stated Hendrickson.
The cost is $20.00 per session and registration is required. A required materials list and additional references will be provided upon registration. Class size is limited to six participants.
“The museum held these workshops in 2016 and they were very popular. We're thrilled that Fran is available and willing to share her knowledge of the history of the period and her skill as a teacher and sewing expert with the community,” said Brigid Guertin, Executive Director of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society.
Fran Hendrickson has been immersed in the 18th Century since 1976. She and her late husband Chip specialized in music and dance of the Revolutionary era. Hendrickson also participates each year in the museum's fifth grade field trip programs at the museum by teaching dances to Danbury's fifth grade students.
Interested parties can register by calling the museum at 203.743.5200. Payment is due upon registration. A materials list and additional information will be provided upon registration.
More information can be found at http://www.danburymuseum.org