Halloween is Just Around the Corner!

By | September 3rd, 2015|Categories: Ball Gowns, Civil War, Downton Abbey, Edwardian Era, Fashion, Old West, Pioneer Dress, Roaring 20s, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Halloween is Just a Hop-Skip-and-a-Jump Away!   Yes, the calendar just flipped from August to September, and the thermometer is still registering summer temperatures. But, make no mistake, it's almost heeeeeerrrrre! It's time to start thinking about autumn and one of its highlights - Halloween.   Themed parties, no theme parties, and everything in between [...]

Costume College 2015

By | August 21st, 2015|Categories: Ball Gowns, Civil War, Customer's Ball Gowns, Destinations, Edwardian Era, Fashion, Old West, Pioneer Dress, Polonaise, Roaring 20s, Steampunk, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Sue McDonald   Costume College - Whirlwind of Classes and Special Events   If you haven’t heard about Costume College, then you haven’t been paying attention! After hearing about it for years, a friend convinced me to enroll last year, and I am now positively addicted to the excitement, the many opportunities for learning [...]

Pioneer Dresses on the Silver Screen: Little House on the Prairie

By | June 10th, 2015|Categories: Pioneer Dress|Tags: |

Many people recognize the pioneer dress from the popular television series, “Little House on the Prairie.” This show was based on the novels that Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about her life as she and her family moved West. “Little House on the Prairie” was the ultimate feel-good show, and Americans everywhere loved the Ingalls family. [...]

Oshawa Community Museum

By | May 26th, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , |

Where is the Oshawa Community Museum?   The Oshawa Community Museum is located in Lakeview Park, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Oshawa lies  on the Lake Ontario shoreline in southern Ontario, about 6o kilometers from Toronto. It is also the home of the Parkwood National Historic Site, which, according to Day Trips from Toronto: Getaway Ideas for [...]