Civil War Civilian Living History

Interpreting the American Civil War Home Front

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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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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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