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Confessions of a Costumier: Dressing the Laborers

May 29th, 2012

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

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William’s World: Why Don’t You Joyn Us?

May 1st, 2012

This post was written by Steve Samuel, a new volunteer interpreter in the Pennsbury Manor Joyner’s Shop!   He thought many people, like himself, wouldn’t know the difference between a Joyner and all the Read More

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William’s World: Ode to the Springtime Milkmaid!

April 26th, 2012

  The Milkmaid, Jan Vermeer, 1657-8 I really don’t like to milk cows.  I can’t stand to churn butter.  I know this is a shocking admission from a so-called history Read More

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Living the Life of a 17th-Century Farmer

March 27th, 2012

Last weekend, during our annual spring Interpreter training, I shared an amazing  BBC mini-series on 17th-century farm life, and I wanted to make sure everyone else got to hear about it Read More

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Exploring the Artifacts: Take Your Mattress and Stuff It!

February 7th, 2012

Those of you that have walked the grounds of Pennsbury may have seen a building called The Worker’s Cottage.  This reconstructed outbuilding’s original purpose or even existence is unknown, but Read More

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Confessions of a Costumier: Men’s Dressing Guide!

January 26th, 2012

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

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