Civil War Civilian Living History

Interpreting the American Civil War Home Front

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Genteel Arts: Silk Mantle

In October, I attended Carolann Schmitt’s Genteel Arts class, an Elegant Silk Mantle. “This elegant and graceful mantle is copied from an original garment in the instructor’s collection. It is made of unlined silk taffeta, is shaped over the shoulders with piped seams, falls to the lower hip, and has a curved lower edge. Lace edging accents the center front edges and the neckline. The bottom of the mantle is […]

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Cape May: The Event, Sunday

Sunday of the Cape May event was a nice relaxing time at Cape May Point State Park. After leaving the house we drove the short distance to the park where a pavilion was rented for us. This was such a relaxing way to spend the last day of an event. The tables were eventually covered with white table clothes and box lunches were brought in, which were quickly unpacked on […]

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