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Those of you in Nova Scotia may be interested in tomorrow’s event at Scott Manor House in Bedford, at 1pm: “Shift, Stays, and Stomacher: A Demonstration of the Dressing of an 18th Century Lady,” presented by Gloria Drysdale.

Here are the details about the event:

As the seasonal opening of Scott Manor House draws to a close, we invite you to join Gloria Drysdale, NSCAD graduate, textile artist and designer, who will bring the home of Joseph and Margaret Scott back in time as she guides us through the dressing process for a lady in the 18th century. A live model will be used to demonstrate the many undergarments required to complete the dressing.

Dalhousie Costume Studies graduate John Renaud meticulously researched, designed, and executed Margaret Scott’s hand-sewn costume as part of his final year coursework in 2009, which celebrated the 260th founding of Halifax and the fashions of that period.

Scott Manor House is pleased to have the costume in our collection and we are delighted to share it with a wider audience.

This free presentation will take place on Thursday, August 29 at 1:00pm at Scott Manor House, 15 Fort Sackville Rd, Bedford.

You can also explore this wonderful 1770s treasure – the only structure of its kind in Atlantic Canada! Take a free tour and stop by our Tea Room from 2:00 – 4:00pm as well for tea, lemonade, homemade oatcakes, or ice cream with berries.

And tomorrow evening, Thursday, August 29th at 7:30pm, there will be a JASNA Nova Scotia meeting at Lilian’s house, to discuss plans for the upcoming visit of Elaine Bander, President of JASNA Canada. We are excited that Elaine will be speaking on October 25th at Dalhousie University—more details to follow! If you’re interested in coming to the meeting tomorrow, please email me (semsley at gmail dot com) or leave a comment below.