A varied day

The morning was devoted to a visit to a local museum’s archive.  Fort volunteers and staff had an opportunity to view a few items from the collection of 1850’s garments.

And shoes…..

Though we couldn’t touch, the museum archivist would move the items to show anything we wanted to see.  And we could look very closely.

After this 2 hour visit, we had lunch together on the patio.  We’d come prepared with packed lunches and even for the light drizzle.   After lunch, the entire group moved on to a fabric store outlet.   The experts in the group helped me identify appropriately period cotton prints.  I didn’t buy, but I now know what I will want to buy once I’m ready to make my own 1850’s dress!

The weather had cleared for the drive back home.  So I stopped in Georgetown for a sketch.  The neighborhood is one of my favorites for sketching!  This is a metal junk yard at the end of the main street through town.


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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