What Not to Wear: 1812 Style!

Southern Maryland News Net
June 2, 2013

Ann WassOn Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM, costume historian Ann Wass will present a talk titled , “In the neatest & most fashionable manner”: Women’s and Children’s Clothing in the U.S. 1810-1815. This is the second installment of Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum’s War of 1812 bicentennial program , Federal Fashions: Talks on Historic Clothing. Ms. Wass will use replica clothing to illustrate everyday and formal dress in the early 19th century. Come learn the fashion do’s and don’ts of the early 1800s.

Ann Buermann Wass is a history/museum specialist at Riversdale, a Federal-era historic house museum of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, where she coordinates programs and exhibits. Dr. Wass has a Ph.D. in costume and textile history from the University of Maryland. She researches and lectures on a variety of aspects of American life in the early nineteenth century in addition to costume and textiles. She wrote the Federal era section of Clothing through American History: the Federal Era through Antebellum, 1786-1860, published in 2010. She also researches, designs, and constructs her own ensembles for Federal period living history interpretation. She is a member of the Costume Society of America, the Costume Society (UK), and the Jane Austen Society of North America.

These projects have been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.

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