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Interpreting the American Civil War Home Front

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Remembrance Day 2016

Remembrance Day in Gettysburg can be a lot of fun, as long as you don’t take it too seriously. It is not a living history event and the period attire runs the gamut of really good and “oh dear…” complete with several versions of Lincoln, Lee and, yes he wasn’t at Gettysburg in 1863, Grant. The last couple of years I have stayed at the Brickhouse Inn right on Baltimore […]

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Sheer Paletot

This is slightly out of order. Carolann Schmitt’s Genteel Arts sheer paletot class was held in October 2016. Another wonderful time with friends, sewing, education and fabric. Carolann provided several photos of original garments and how they were worn. The sheer paletot was not used for warmth, but as an accessory, to change up the look of a dress. It could be worn during the day or with an evening dress. […]

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