We just got out new “William Penn” wig today, and we’re wiggin’ out!! Many thanks to Colonial Williamsburg’s Wig Shop, who constructed this wig along with another on display here Read More
Miniature Models – Dressing Children in the 17th Century
As the school year quickly shifts into high-gear and stores advertise their latest sales on backpacks and sneakers, the staff at Pennsbury can’t help but notice the differences between modern Read More
A Posting on Possets!
Our fellow museum bloggers over at Winterthur just posted a great article on the popular Posset Pot, a commonly-shared drinking vessel which had its own unique beverage concoction. A couple years ago, Read More
Confessions of a Costumier: Dressing the Tradespeople
Following our 17th-century Fashion Show last spring, I posted an article highlighting the Laborers and their clothing – next up are the Servants & Tradespeople! These men and women did not Read More
The Country Life: Growing our Clothes
As the summer heat drags on, we turn our focus to an important crop we’ve been growing in the Kitchen Garden: flax. This reed-like plant has been used for thousands Read More
Confessions of a Costumier: Dressing the Laborers
About a month has passed since our 17th-Century Fashion Show, and we had such an amazing time! A HUGE thank-you goes out to our lovely volunteer models (L-R) Mike Thomforde, Read More
17th-Century Fashion Show!
In less than 3 weeks, we will have a very exciting event for all members of The Pennsbury Society: a 17th-Century Fashion Show! One of the benefits of membership in Read More
Men’s Relationship to Fashion
I wanted to share an article I just read on another popular blog site called Two Nerdy History Girls. Every so often, they post something related to late 17th-century culture. Their Read More
Confessions of a Costumier: Men’s Dressing Guide!
Our Ladies’ Dressing Guide post back in September has been the most viewed featurette on this blog -wow!! I am really excited to finally be able to offer a follow-up for Read More
Confessions of a Costumier: Clothing Diversity
It is so easy to get caught up in creating the ULTIMATE historical ensemble. We worry about perfecting every detail, down to the smallest buttons and buckles. When costumiers get so caught Read More