Fashioning Eliza Project
In conjunction with our 2018-19 special exhibition Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia and Year of Hamilton programming, seamstress Samantha McCarty recreated two historically accurate Eliza Schuyler Hamilton gowns. Together with author Susan Holloway Scott, McCarty and Scott explored 18th-century gown-making through Eliza's fashion.
Generous support for the Fashioning Eliza Project was provided by David and Kim Adler.
Explore 18th-century gown-making through Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton's fashion with author Susan Holloway Scott and seamstress Samantha McCarty.
After 1804: Dressed in SorrowMarch 22, 2019
Fashion Forward or Backward? Eliza Hamilton Style Cast, 1777-1787February 22, 2019
When Alexander Met Eliza... Or At Least Danced With HerJanuary 25, 2019
Attending A Winter's Ball, 1777January 18, 2019
A Winter's Ball Gown, 1777December 15, 2018
Fashioning Eliza in 1787: A White Silk Dress for a Special PortraitDecember 1, 2018
Fast Fashion: Top Four Accessory Trends of Fall 1787November 17, 2018
Fashioning Eliza: Gown-Making in 1777 and 1787November 2, 2018
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Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia
Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia was a hands-on exhibit revealing the connections between Philadelphia and Alexander Hamilton’s contributions to the nation’s founding. Through playful interactives, scenic environments, and facilitated games, visitors actively engaged in the challenges of founding and maintaining a country and were inspired to carry these lessons forward as they face the challenges of citizenship today.