Civil War Civilian Living History

Interpreting the American Civil War Home Front

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Genteel Arts: Accessories and Gloves

The last Genteel Arts class of the year was Accessories and Gloves. The class was divided into two days; students could take one project one day and then the other the next day. My first project was the Accessories class, which focused on sashes and bows. The patterns were drafted by Maggie Koenig and we received patterns for several different sashes and bows. As usual Carolann had a few period […]

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Welbourne 2017

My next excursion into the 19th Century was Jessica Craig’s Steady Habits Travelers event Welbourne held just outside Middleburg Virginia. Please excuse the lack of photos but Jessica took many and can be found at So my post will be very light. This year’s event was more low key than past years. This gave us time to visit, work on projects, and roam the Welbourne property. The weather was a […]

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