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History Spotlight: 19th Century Clothing – What they Wore and Why

June 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Burwell School Historic Site on Saturday, June 5th (rain date June 12th) as we explore multiple aspects of 19th-century clothing: from children to adults, enslaved to free, and learn what they wore and why. This is a drop-in event from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., with indoor and outdoor stations highlighting clothing, accessories, and more from our collection. This is a free event, and registration is not required. Donations are always appreciated.

Covid protocols will be observed, and masks are required. In case of inclement weather, please check our website (burwellschool.org) and Facebook page for updates.

This program complements the ongoing exhibit at the Orange County Historical Museum entitled “Date Night.” We would also like to thank the Alamance County Historical Museum for the use of pieces from their collection.

This event honors the late Karen DeSombre and her contributions as a commissioner and volunteer, particularly her creation of the Elizabeth Keckly dress reproduction.