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Civil War-era Sewing Kit workshop

November 19, 2022, 10 a.m.2 p.m.

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On Saturday, November 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fort Towson Historic Site will hold a Civil War-era sewing kit make-and-take workshop. Using historic reproduction fabrics, a seamstress will guide participants in hand-sewing techniques to create a fabric sewing kit like those from the 1800s. Kits of this kind were common in 19th-century households and were made with scraps of fabric to suit the needs of the user, resulting in a wide variety of patterns and constructions.

During the Civil War, the US Sanitary Commission made what were called “housewife” kits so soldiers could do their own mending while in the field.

The cost for the event is $15 and lunch will be provided. Participants may register for this event by calling 580-236-0537 or emailing fttowson@history.ok.gov.



November 19, 2022
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
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Fort Towson Historic Site
896 N 4375 Road, Fort Towson, OK 74735