04/07/19 – A Look at an 18th Century Child\\\’s Clothing

A Look at an 18th Century Child's Clothing
Sunday, April 7, 2019
11:00am - All Ages
Woodville Plantation (map)
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Woodville Plantation in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Historical Costume Society, brings you an event on a topic that is not often discussed. Much is said about adult clothing in the 18th century, but what about the children?

After visitors take a tour of the Neville House, they will be treated to a discussion on the evolution of an 18th century child's clothes and what he or she would have worn from infancy and into young adulthood. Learn some rather fascinating details not often discussed and perhaps even uncover the truth behind a few passed around myths.

This event features speakers Laura Mason Lockard, Tiffany Apan, and Kara Gordon. Their backgrounds include work with Woodville Plantation, Depreciation Lands Museum, Pittsburgh Historical Music Society, Pittsburgh Historical Costume Society, Colonial Williamsburg, Fort Henry, and reenactment groups Compagnie LeBoeuf and Compagnie Dumas.

Tours of the house will begin at 1:00pm and go until 3:00pm, when the lecture will begin in the stillhouse.

Admission is $5.00 per adult, $3.00 per child aged 6-12 and free for children under 6 years of age.

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The Home of John and Presley Neville, circa 1780

Woodville, the John and Presley Neville house, is Southwestern Pennsylvania’s principal link to the late 18th century, interpreting the time period of 1780-1820 and documenting the lives of the three families that resided there, the Nevilles (1775-1815), the Cowans (1815-1835), and the Wrenshalls (1835-1975).

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Wayne's Legion

Please visit the website for Wayne's Legion, a group of dedicated individuals based at Woodville Plantation who recreate the first Army of the United States from 1792-1796.