Date(s) - 08/02/2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Campus Martius Museum
Cost: FREE Program. Discounted admission for tour of museum
Guest Speaker: The Dutch Milliners
The Dutch Milliners exist to conduct research and produce scholarship pertaining to, but not limited to, the 18th Century and early 19th Century with a specific focus on cultural and regional ethnicities such as the Dutch. As a scholarly collective they pride themselves on their devotion to experimental archaeology and their non traditional approach to living history. They are committed to providing accessible research to other individuals within the community emphasizing growth mindset and shunning absolutes.
History has been sensationalized to encourage interest, in contrast they strive to make history relatable by representing those aspects of life that highlight the humanity of their ancestors. Their passion lies in bringing attention to parts of society that are typically underrepresented and they aim to approach their interpretation with a balanced perspective.
The Dutch Milliners, started in 2017 by Brittany Frederick and Hayley Havener, pride themselves on their devotion to experimental archaeology and their non traditional approach to living history. History has been sensationalized to encourage interest, in contrast they strive to make history relatable by representing those aspects of life that highlight the humanity of our ancestors.
Brittany is a historical researcher and consultant with over 15 years experience in the living history community. With a background in history and business from The Ohio State University she is most at home when coordinating living history events and creating new and exciting educational programming that sparks a love of learning in others. In her personal studies Brittany enjoys focusing most of her research on the influential women of the genteel class of society during the last two decades of the 18th century. When she’s not involved with living history she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Thomas, and their three homeschooled boys, Thomas, Ulysses, and Ewan.
Hayley is a social worker with an immense passion for education and history. Her love of living history started at a young age from her experiences dressing up in historical costumes at the Rutherford B. Hayes Center. Hayley most enjoys focusing her research on sewing and dyeing techniques and the dressmakers trade of the 18th century. When she is not busy researching or sewing she enjoys singing, teaching dance, and spending time with family.
This program is free thanks to the generous support of the Washington County Public Library.