Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wooden Shoes

Friends of Fort Crailo present "Kick Off Your Wooden Shoes"

2pm, Sunday, November 16, 2008, at the East Greenbush Library

Experience the world of seventeenth century Dutch costume through art, documents, and reproductions. Crailo State Historic Site staff will lead a multi-disciplinary presentation about the myths and realities of historic Dutch clothing featuring costume historians, historic costumers, reenacters, and artists. Learn about how the transfer of clothing styles to New Netherland differentiated the residents of the Albany region from their New England neighbors in the visual culture of the seventeenth century.
The East Greenbush Library is at 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061.

Johannes Vermeer, The Milkmaid, c 1658
Public domain image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons