Dashing Defenders: Military Fashions of the 19th Century

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 3:30pm

For the early 19th century military man, appearance and style were of the utmost concern! From the height of his plume to the amount of gold on his coat, every detail of his uniform was carefully deliberated over to give the most impressive appearance he could afford. The high demand for military uniforms and equipment for the massive uniformed militia of the period led to the birth of a new industry in American focused on military goods. Join a member of our staff to examine a variety of militia uniforms and accessories in the Village’s collection and learn about the fashions that led to their creation.

Meets in the Militia Exhibit. The program will last 45 minutes.
Free with Village admission.

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