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100820 Image Pocket Artisan Workshop

Join us for a virtual three-night stitch-in on Nov. 17, 18, and 19 as we go behind the scenes of our current exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807 to learn about the revolutionary roots of women’s fashion. In this workshop, curatorial fellow Dr. Marcela Micucci introduces textiles featured in the exhibition and Gallery Interpretation Manager Tyler Putman leads a hands-on sewing circle. Learn how women made and wore pockets tied beneath their gowns, take a close look at original pockets, and create your own using historically correct materials and techniques.

This three-night class will occur from 7-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 17, 18, and 19. Participants will receive materials by mail or pick-up at the Museum to make their own pocket and to join this workshop to learn about pocket history and the basic steps and sewing skills involved in making one. No prior sewing experience is required. Participants will need an internet connection, microphone, and webcam.

​Registration Deadlines: Nov. 10 for mailed materials; Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. for pick-up materials

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When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story

October 2, 2020 - April 25, 2021
In the highly anticipated exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776 – 1807, the Museum explores the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters and examine the political conflicts that led to their voting rights being stripped away.
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Artisan Workshop Series

Learn tricks of 18th-century trades and meet others while discovering new talents in making and doing. Then, try your hand at creating your own replica.
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