Rutland showcases 300 years of fashion


RUTLAND — The Rutland Historic Culture stepped back in time on Could 21, with a style display to commemorate Rutland’s 300th birthday coming up on June 18th. The manner present and open residence were part of the Historic Society’s ongoing tribute to the town’s tricentennial.

The Historic Modern society houses an outstanding wardrobe of traditionally appropriate vogue dress in, substantially of which was donated from townsfolk around the yrs, and some of which was left about from previous anniversary celebrations.  

The styles provided associates of the Rutland local community, the Rutland 300th Anniversary Committee, and the Historical Society.  A number of members dressed the component and channeled people today from Rutland’s heritage. Associates of the public enjoyed the open home of the Historical Society’s constructing, a dwelling museum of Rutland historical past spanning the past 3 centuries.

Patty Scales dressed as Madame Jumel for the Rutland Historical Society's fashion show.

Patty Scales for instance, represented 18th century Madame Eliza Jumel, who at the time lived in a Charnock Hill Highway cabin and then turned a rich socialite, marrying Vice President Aaron Burr and becoming second woman of the United States.

Mark Campbell, left, dressed in 1700s period attire, channeled his ancestor Daniel Campbell, who was murdered by "an Irishman." With him is Jeff Stillings, in a collection of 1700s garb.

Mark Campbell, dressed in 1700s period apparel, channeled the persona of his ancestor Daniel Campbell. Daniel Campbell’s tombstone at the Previous Burial Ground Cemetery in Rutland Centre declares that he was born in Scotland and came to New England in 1716. In 1744 he “was murdered on his farm by Ed Fitzpatrick, an Irishman.”  The murder of Daniel Campbell was the very first capitol murder demo in the new territory, ensuing in the hanging of Fitzpatrick the Irishman.

Historical Society President Sheila Judkins dressed as a roaring '20s socialite in an outfit donated to the society by Martha Bigelow.

Historic Culture President Sheila Judkins modeled 20th-century Rutland in a black costume as a roaring ’20s socialite. The outfit was donated to the Historical Culture by Martha Bigelow quite a few decades ago.

Sondra Thomas donned this 20th-century specimen from the archives.

Historic Fee member Jeff Stillings sported a flintlock musket and donned a myriad of 18th-century apparel. The outer wool jacket portrayed that of a 1780s French army officer, with an inner layer of 1700s period tricorn hat, puffy shirt and blue wool vest. 

Jeff Stillings, rear, poses with Angela Jean in front of the Rutland Historical Society building.

“It’s what match,” proclaimed Stillings.



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