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“Seams From the Past” series at the Zwaanendael Museum in November 2019


Historical clothing and textiles will be the subject of the four-part series, “Seams From the Past,” that will take place on succeeding Saturdays between Nov. 2 and 23, 2019 at the Zwaanendael Museum, located at 102 Kings Highway in Lewes, Del. A complete schedule is listed below. All programs begin at 2 p.m. on the museum’s 2nd floor (entry via staircase; no elevator). Admission to the Nov. 2 and Nov. 23 programs is free. Admission to each cross-stich workshop on Nov. 9 and 16 is $10. Because of space limitations, reservations for all programs are required by calling the museum at 302-645-1148.

Photo of Sharyn Murray who will be conducting the program, “Pocket to Petticoats” on Nov. 2, 2019.
Sharyn Murray will be conducting the program, “Pocket to Petticoats” on Nov. 2, 2019.

“Seams From the Past” schedule

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
“Pocket to Petticoats.”
Presentation on Colonial clothing by Sharyn Murray, retired Zwaanendael Museum historical interpreter. Free admission. Reservations deadline: Nov. 1, 2019

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
“A Stitch in History: Cross-Stitch for Beginners.”
Workshop by Madeline Golden, Zwaanendael Museum historical interpreter, on the form of embroidery in which X-shaped stitches are used to form a picture. Admission fee of $10 includes materials for visitors to create their own cross-stitch. Reservations deadline: Nov. 2, 2019

Photo of a cross-stitch featuring a likeness of the Zwaanendael Museum.
Cross-stitch featuring a likeness of the Zwaanendael Museum

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019
“A Stitch in History: Cross-Stitch for Beginners and Intermediate.
Workshop by Madeline Golden, Zwaanendael Museum historical interpreter, on the form of embroidery in which X-shaped stitches are used to form a picture. Admission fee of $10 includes materials for visitors to create their own cross-stitch. Reservations deadline: Nov. 9, 2019

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019
“History A-Dressed.”
A study of fashion and textiles from the Colonial era to the Victorian era by Abigail Davis, Zwaanendael Museum historical interpreter. Free admission. Reservations deadline: Nov. 22, 2019

Photo of Abigail Davis who will be conducting the program, “History A-Dressed on Nov. 23, 2019.
Abigail Davis will be conducting the program “History A-Dressed on Nov. 23, 2019.

The Zwaanendael Museum was built in 1931 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the state’s first European colony, Swanendael, established by the Dutch along Hoorn Kill (present-day Lewes-Rehoboth Canal) in 1631. Designed by E. William Martin (architect of Legislative Hall and the Hall of Records in Dover), the museum is modeled after the town hall in Hoorn, the Netherlands, and features a stepped facade gable with carved stonework and decorated shutters. The museum’s exhibits and presentations provide a showcase for Lewes-area maritime, military and social history. The museum is administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, an agency of the State of Delaware.

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Zwaanendael Museum
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