Stackpole’s ‘Threads of Time’
Thomaston — Thomaston Historical Society will present “The Threads of Time,” a program highlighting fashions between 1820, the year Maine entered the Union, and today, Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. at Watts Hall, Main Street/Route 1.
The afternoon will feature the designs and needlework of Julie Stackpole, local costume designer and historian. Stackpole has been an independent costume history scholar and creator for 50 years, having created her first period costume, a Civil War centennial gown, at age 13.
Stackpole costumed theatrical productions for Hamilton College and for community theater on Nantucket and in Maine; and has created many period costumes for museums and individuals. Her wedding featured clothing that would have been in worn in 1840. The wedding party and all of the guests were attired in period-style clothing.
Along the way, Stackpole has put together a large collection of vintage clothing and costumes and a huge compilation of research materials. Her show at Watts Hall will feature both live models and dress manikins. Some original period clothing will be displayed on padded hangers so as to not put stress on the antique cloth and thread.
Stackpole currently is writing and illustrating a guide to the costumes of the General Henry Knox era (1775-1806) as well as carrying out period costume commissions. She is a member of the Costume Society of America.
The public is invited to attend. There is no fee, but donations are always appreciated. Refreshments will be served to attendees.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or email@example.com.