Humanities Event

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 1:00 PM4:00 PM
From cotton bonnets to silk stockings, clothing has always been a way to communicate social status, and Puritan New England was no different. With almost 400 years of hindsight, we tend to picture all Puritans in matching joyless outfits, but there were clear and fascinating distinctions between the clothing of the upper, middle, and servant classes. Historical seamstress Ruby-Grace Miller has constructed three historically correct Puritan dresses from her original research, and will share a high-status, middle-status, and lower-status/servant dress from the late 17th century.