Wednesday, January 16, 2019

March 21st, 2019 - Talk at Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, NY

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.

Their information:

Historic Huguenot Street
88 Huguenot Street
New Paltz, NY 12561

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your talk at Historic Huguenot Street.

    I recently transcribed a day book which was given to HHS. It belonged to the wealthiest woman in Marbletown. Most of the entries were 1712-1728. There were several references to fabrics and clothing. If this would be helpful in your research, please contact me.