Crossroads’ Fall Conference, “The Art of Period Dress Part 2” a Success

A HUGE THANK YOU to all who participated in Crossroads’ Fall Conference! The event, co-sponsored by the Hunterdon County and Cultural and Heritage Commission and Investors Foundation, took place on Nov. 17 & 18 at the historic Prallsville Mills in Stockton, NJ. It featured two completely different and distinct days of programming. The morning presentations were given by Rebecca Fifield, Head of Collection Management for the Special Collections at The New York Public Library, on women’s dress of the lower sorts, and Andrew Kirk, Hatter and Artificer for HM 17th Regiment of Foot in America, on hat types and styles.
The afternoon hands-on workshops included make your own bonnets, aprons and market wallets, as well as fabric 101, caps and hairstyles, hats and how to get comfortable getting dressed for both men and women. These workshops were hosted by Eliza West (Lois F. McNeil Fellow in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture), Andrew Kirk (Hatter and Artificer for HM 17th Regiment of Foot in America), Carrie Fellows (Executive Director, Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission), Kirsten Hammerstrom (Curator and Material Culture Specialist), David Niescior (Senior Historical Interpreter) and Asher Lurie (Senior Historical Interpreter) with assistance from Kim Boice and Lauren Skorka.
Ideas for our next workshop are already swirling around so stay tuned for more details!

Thank you to our sponsors:
Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Investors Foundation

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