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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ALHFAM 2017: Part 3, The Jello Museum and Genesee Country Village & Museum

Tuesday was tour day. My first stop was the Jell-O Museum in LeRoy, NY. It’s a small museum in an old school house behind the LeRoy Historical Society. It is cute with all sorts of Jell-O stuff.                 As the museum is maintained and organized by the Historical Society, the basement included a non-Jell-O exhibit on transportation with sleighs, wagons and buggies. After […]

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