Stenton: Historic Dress in America at Stenton

03mar2:00 pmStenton: Historic Dress in America at Stenton

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Join Curatorial Assistant Kaila Temple for a Facebook Live program on March 3rd at 2pm to learn about Dame and dress scholar Elisabeth McClellan, author of Historic Dress in America 1607-1800, and how she used objects from Stenton’s early collection to illustrate her 1904 book. This is a special opportunity to see rarely-displayed objects from Stenton’s textiles collection up close and hear how these objects played a role in McClellan’s creation of one of the earliest publications on early American dress.



(Friday) 2:00 pm



Stenton is one of the earliest, best-preserved, and most authentic historic houses in Philadelphia. Completed in 1730 as a country-seat, plantation house for James Logan - Secretary to William Penn; merchant, politician, justice, scientist, and scholar – Stenton was home to six generations of the Logan family, as well as a diverse community of servants and enslaved Africans, including Dinah, who lived and worked at Stenton for over 60 years. Furnished with 18th- and 19th-century Logan family objects, and remaining in little-altered condition, a visit to Stenton offers an unparalleled experience of early 4601 N. 18th St. Philadelphia, PA 19140

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