History Explorers Club: Meet the MakersMay 22, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Walking down the street in 18th-century Philadelphia, you would have found the streets lined with shops of all kinds. Gather up and travel back in time with us as we pop (virtually) into a dressmaker’s shop and get to meet Jana Violante, a historical costume maker, where we will learn about how they made everyday items like clothes and shoes, what other shops would have been around, and even learn how you can try your hand at the art of “tin punching” at home!
Jana is a New York City-based freelance costume maker. She drapes garments, makes patterns, and stitches by hand and machine out of her studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn.