Update on our friends’ visit
Ms. M. and Sahrye report back from their visit to Colonial Williamsburg, PA
They went in costume in their casual jackets and petticoats. (a promise of photos, forthcoming) Then we got word that they paused in front of the web cam near the Magazine! Yes, our friends were caught on the web cam!
Our friends ran into another group of costumers from our own Greater Bay Area Guild who were also visiting before Costume Convention 27 in Maryland. They met up with Kendra V., Trystan and Sarah Lorraine, authors of some of the finest and most inspirational costume blogs we have ever found. Kendra teaches at Costume College and at Bay Area Costume Academy; and she was visiting with a number of other very knowledgeable and well-dressed GBACG members who are also enthusiastic about 18th century dress.
Ms. M. said that she and Sahrye were pleased to look so authentic — they were asked for directions and whatnot by other visitors! They went to the Dewitt Museum and saw many of the open drawers in the Textiles section – they had the opportunity to study many lovely, hand-made items such as stomachers, quilting, jumps and aprons. Sahrye got to be a living “model” and show off her many layers of 18th c. clothing. They went to the Chowing Tavern for dinner with a couple from Denver, CO, and “closed down the Tavern” with Kendra and the other folks from the Guild.
The next day, Sahrye and Ms. M. received a personal tour of several pieces in the Conservation Collection from Linda Baumgarten. They were also able to take a peek at some upcoming exhibition pieces. I believe when these two return, we will have to share their notes and have at least one gathering.