Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 7:00 PM
The Wardrobes and Fashion of 17th Century Hudson Valley
We'll dive into the wardrobes and hampers of some of our earliest settlers. Including the farmer Jan Gerritsen & Goertje Huybertse 1664, the Dutch doctor Gysbert van Imbroch & his French wife Rachel Monger de la Montagne 1665. We'll find out why Icelandic, Flemish and Native American stockings were used and why the textiles serge and laken were all important. We'll also get to know the Dutch 'vlieger', the fabulous 'tabaard' gown and a surprise garment from the far east that was popular with both the Dutch and French. We'll use primary sources from personal probate inventories to bills of lading and even shop and store inventories to uncover how the people of the Hudson Valley dressed from the 1630s to 1700.