Textile Weekend: Clothing

Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 9:00am to Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 5:00pm

Each year, Old Sturbridge Village explores a different aspect of 19th-century textiles. Past topics have included quilting, needlework, and women's domestic textile production. This year, the weekend will focus on 19th-century clothing. See the full schedule for Saturday and Sunday.

  • Tour the "Trimmed to Taste" exhibit in the Firearms & Textiles building and explore the different accessories worn in the early 1800s.
  • Learn how the Village staff made a painting come alive by recreating the clothing worn in one of the Village's most iconic portraits. (Pictured above)
  • Attend bonnet-making and dress-making demonstrations.
  • See how cloth for clothing was woven and how damaged clothing was mended and repaired.
  • Learn how communities cared for those in need with Charitable Society Treasuries.
  • Find out more about the expanding availability of ready-made clothing in early New England villages.
  • Take part in hands-on activities including making paper dolls, coloring and cutting our paper toy soldiers. Make a sewing needle case in the Craft Center (fee applies.)

Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village. (Remember, kids get free admission in August.)

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.


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