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February 10 – 17 at Tryon Palace

DÉMODÉ (dā’mō-dā’), adj., no longer in fashion; out of date; outmoded. New York may be showing off all the latest fashions this week but come see our classics! Explore the world of 18th- century fashion through a week of programs, period demonstrations and kids craft activities. Explore our calendar for detailed information on individual fashion events throughout this week.

Thursday, February 10, 12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Learn: “Fashion c. 1770”, Speaker: Laura Poppe, Tryon Palace Historic Clothing Interpreter, North Carolina History Center, Large Orientation Theater, Free admission; bring your own lunch, beverages will be provided.

Do you ever wonder how many layers Martha Washington put on every morning? Or what the term “small clothes” meant? Perhaps you’re interested in the intricacies of a well-built pair of stays or a fashionably-cut gentleman’s coat. Learn about these questions and more during our lecture on clothing worn by men and women of the late 1770s.

Friday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.
Démodé Fashion Show, North Carolina History Center, Mattocks Hall, $6 per adult, $3 per student; free with regular admission.

Experience 18th-century fashion with a runway twist! Attend a fashion show that showcases the latest 18th-century fashion for all the classes.

Saturday, February 12, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Démodé Fashion Day, All Sites, Time Traveler’s Pass and Governor’s Pass cover all activities. Gardens and Galleries Pass covers only craft activities and dyeing demonstrations.

Come tour our historic buildings and learn about the clothing the Colonial Governors and their family, friends, and servants would have worn. There will also be fabric dyeing demonstrations on the Palace grounds and 18th-century fashion craft activities for the whole family in the North Carolina History Center.

Saturday, February 12, 10:00 a.m.
Keeping Warm in the 18th Century – Make a Pair of Mitts Workshop, North Carolina History Center, Education Classroom, $10 per adult, $7 per student (includes $4 materials fee).

Come learn about lady’s gloves and mitts in the 18th century while making your very own pair! Wool felt will be used to construct a pair of fingerless gloves from an 18th-century pattern. Fun for modern wear too! All materials will be provided, and participants will take home their mitts and very own pattern. Some basic hand-sewing skills are helpful. Suggested age range is 12 through adult. Reservations and prepayment required by February 10th. Payments received after January 28th by credit card only. Call (252) 639-3524 to register. (Minimum enrollment: 6; maximum enrollment: 16)

Saturday, February 12, 2:00 p.m.
Special Tour: Walk Through Fashion History, Tour leaves from Waystation on the corner of George and Pollock Streets, Time Traveler’s Pass or Governor’s Pass required.

Join us as we walk through the Governor’s Palace and the historic Dixon and Stanly homes while discussing fashion from the 1770s through the 1830s. We’ll take a closer look at the styles sported in paintings and garments on display, while discussing topics such as shoes, common types of fabric, hairstyles, foundation garments, and more!

Sunday, February 13, 2:00 p.m.
Corsets through Time: The Evolution of Women’s Support Garments, Speaker: Laura Poppe, Tryon Palace Historic Clothing Interpreter, North Carolina History Center, Large Orientation Theater, Free admission

This special lecture will take a closer look as to how women’s undergarments have changed and developed from the heavily-boned stays of the 18th century through the first brassiere of the early 20th century.

Sunday, February 13, 3:30 p.m.
Special Tour: Walk Through Fashion History, Tour leaves from Waystation on the corner of George and Pollock Streets, Time Traveler’s Pass or Governor’s Pass required.

Join us as we walk through the Governor’s Palace and the historic Dixon and Stanly homes while discussing fashion from the 1770s through the 1830s. We’ll take a closer look at the styles sported in paintings and garments on display, while discussing topics such as shoes, common types of fabric, hairstyles, foundation garments, and more!

Tuesday, February 15, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Accessorize, North Carolina History Center, Mattocks Hall, Free admission

Drop by and explore the accessories popular in 18th-century America by visiting this special interactive gallery cart. You can even decorate your very own fan to take home while learning about its culture.

Wednesday, February 16, 12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Learn: “Perukes, Pates, and Periwigs: Wigs in 18th-century Fashion.” Speaker: Nancy Packer, Tryon Palace Director of Collections and Chief Curator, North Carolina History Center, Free admission; bring your own lunch, beverages will be provided.

For over a century, wealthy and even not-so-wealthy Americans and Europeans regularly shaved their heads, then re-covered them with elaborate, costly, and often uncomfortable wigs. What lay behind the all-consuming passion for wigs in 18th-century culture? Learn more about the truths, myths, and curious facts about wigs in 18th-century fashion.

Thursday, February 17, 3:00 p.m.
Special Tour: Walk Through Fashion History, Tour leaves from Waystation on the corner of George and Pollock Streets, Time Traveler’s Pass or Governor’s Pass required.

Join us as we walk through the Governor’s Palace and the historic Dixon and Stanly homes while discussing fashion from the 1770s through the 1830s. We’ll take a closer look at the styles sported in paintings and garments on display, while discussing topics such as shoes, common types of fabric, hairstyles, foundation garments, and more!

For more information, visit www.tryonpalace.org or contact Laura Poppe at 252-639-3585.

Submitted by: Trish Ashburn, Marketing and Communication Manager for Tryon Palace