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Saturday, March 25, 2017


Join the DAR Museum for this all-day symposium! Based on the current exhibit "An Agreeable Tyrant": Fashion After the Revolution, these engaging speakers will explore the following topics:

  • Who Wore What When and Where? - Alden O'Brien, Curator of Costumes and Textiles, DAR Museum
  • Race-Based Fashion in the New Nation:  Re-centering African Influences within American Culture - Katie Knowles, PhD
  • A Tale of Two Suits: George Washington and the Quest for Aesthetic Independence, 1783-1815 - Linzy Brekke-Aloise, Associate Professor of History and Chair of Gender Studies, Stonehill College
  • Imports, Homespun, and Industry:  Apparel Textiles of Federal-Era America - Madelyn Shaw, Curator of Textiles, National Museum of American History
  • Republican Raiment and Federal Foppery: Men’s Fashion in America, 1780-1830 - Mark Hutter, Tailor, Colonial Williamsburg
  • Paste and Pearls:  Jewelry of the Federal Era – Taylor Shelby, Dames a la Mode

$125. Registration has now closed. The deadline was March 11, 2017.

Arriving in D.C. early or planning to visit the exhibition before the symposium? Join us for the reception on Friday, March 24th. An Agreeable Evening will include live folk music by local muscians, tastings of various hard ciders, and tours of our special exhibit '"An Agreeable Tyrant': Fashion After the Revolution." Purchase tickets here

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