7:30 pm (Berwick Academy)
Mistress Mary will come dressed only in a long white linen 'shift', the basic undergarment of a colonial woman. Master Adam, dressed in 18thc clothing, will then help her to dress layer by layer in an authentic reproduction of an English gown of the c. 1760's in this unique, entertaining, educational, and light-hearted look at ladies' 18th century fashion.
"Dressing a Colonial Lady", a program presented by Historical Reenactors Adam & Mary Spencer, will be held Thursday evening, February 24, starting at 7:30 pm.
Sponsored by the Old Berwick Historical Society, the program will be held at Berwick Academy's Jeppesen Science Center on Academy Street, and the public is invited. Refreshments will be served by volunteers.
Adam, a graphic designer and educator, and Mary, an antiques dealer and public speaker of many years, are experienced living history reenactors. They are well-known presenters of programs to clubs, historical societies and museums and live in a period house authentically furnished with 17th c. antiques. Among some of their public appearances in period attire are roles in films such as the documentary on King Phillip's War, "The First Patriots", and "The War That Made America", on PBS.
The upcoming program is part of the Old Berwick Historical Society's 2011 series of talks, walks and historical events. The series, supported by member donations, includes seven monthly evening presentations as well as other local history events around South Berwick.