1600s Clothing: Peter Stuyvesant’s Guide to Style

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Peter StuyvesantOn February 22, 2015 at 1 pm Crailo State Historic Site in Rensselaer, NY will present “Peter Stuyvesant’s Guide to Style: What to Wear in the Seventeenth Century,” a lecture on the clothing of the Dutch colony of New Netherland by Anne Matusiewicz.

She will discuss the dress of the colonists as well as resources for researching and recreating their clothing.

Ms. Matusiewicz is a graduate of Bard College and The University of Connecticut and has been researching and reproducing historic clothing for over a decade.  Her research has led her to reproduce clothing from the medieval period through the twentieth century.  She has written on the topic and presented on New Netherland at the Textile History Forum.

Seating is limited so advanced reservations are encouraged.  Reserve by calling (518)463-8738.  Admission will be $5 for the general public and $4 for Friends of Fort Crailo.  The lecture will be held at Crailo State Historic Site.

Once the Van Rensselaer family’s fortified home, Crailo State Historic Site is the museum of the colonial Dutch in the Hudson River Valley and is one of 35 historic sites and 176 parks administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

For more information visit www.nysparks.com or www.facebook.com/CrailoStateHistoricSite or call (518)463-8738.  Crailo is located at 9 ½ Riverside Ave. in Rensselaer, New York.

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