This summer the Newport Historical Society expands the popular History Space initiative with a series of costumed interpretation programs at the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, with expert historical interpreter Seán O’Brien. On dedicated dates in July, August and September, O’Brien will discuss specific themes relating to colonial Newport while sharing details about early life in this historic seaport.
All programs run from 11am to 3pm at the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 17 Broadway, Newport, RI. Admission is by donation.
Saturday July 6, 2019 and Monday July 15, 2019 – 18th Century Tailoring
What were men wearing at the time of the American Revolution? Discuss 18th century menswear while learning about historical fashion and the related tailoring techniques for breeches, men’s shirts, waistcoats and jackets.