Artisan Field Trip with Costume Maker Jana ViolanteApril 6, 2020
The Museum's Artisan Field Trips feature video interviews with living history artisans and makers as they demonstrate their Revolutionary-era crafts. Historic costume maker Jana Violante (@janaviolante) joins Museum Gallery Interpretation Manager Tyler Putman to discuss her work as a seamstress. For more Artisan Field Trips, check out our interviews with carpenter Brian McDonald, shoemaker Shaun Pekar, and bookbinder Paul McClintock.
Throughout our Virtual Spring Break, sponsored by PECO, the Museum highlighted things you can make at home, the people who make things for the Museum, and the makers of the Revolutionary War. In the 1700s, young people served seven-year apprenticeships to learn skilled trades. Just like today, people had specialized jobs. Learn more about these skilled tradespeople at our Artisans and Makers Digital Discovery Cart.
See more of Jana Violante's work on Instagram, @janaviolante.
Virtual Spring Break with the Museum, sponsored by PECO, ran online in April 2020, featuring do-at-home crafts and activities, virtual story time, Artisans Field Trip living history interviews, and live Q&As with Museum staff.