Episode 10: Colonial Clothing

Sorry there was no episode last week- I was moving! 

I'm here to make it up to you, though, with an episode I have been looking forward to for MONTHS. Neal Hurst, assistant curator for textiles and costumes from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is here to tell us everything about what people wore in colonial times. The questions from 7-year old Mazarine are some of my favorites ever, too! I hope you like this one as much as I do!

Detail from a dress in the Colonial Williamsburg Collection

One of the best resources for more fun is this Colonial Williamsburg 18th-Century Clothing portal. You can look at clothing, see all the different parts of outfits, dress a paper doll, check out accessories, and more. I could spend hours there.




M. Bacham- Colonial Family

Isaac Winslow and His Family




Episode 9: Colonial Music

Music is one thing that really connects people, so learning about the music in a time period can tell us a lot about the people who lived in it! This week, 11 year-old Ruby asks us some great questions, and Dr. Hildebrand from the Colonial Music Institute joins us to answer them!


George Washington Dancing 

Harpsichord coloring page- source

Dancer coloring page (source)


Fife and drum coloring page (source)

From Mount Vernon





This piece (Performed by this week's guest!) was written about George Washington



Episode 8: Colonial Mealtime

Let's face it- meals are a big part of our lives. How we get our food, the dishes we use, and our mealtime traditions tell people a lot about us! The same was true in colonial times. This week, 5 year-old Joy asks questions about 18th century meals and we have two food historians joining us to answer them. 






Episode 7: Colonial Kids

We're back! In this next series of episodes, we'll be learning what life was like in colonial America. This week- what was life like for colonial kids? 


Elizabeth Mortlock and Her Son, by John Downman (learn more here)

Christopher Anstey With His Daughter by William Hoare (Learn more here)


Episode 6: The Southern Plantation Colonies

This week, we are introduced to the last of the 13 colonies. These are North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia- three southern plantation colonies. We learn all about plantation life including slavery, crops, and even talk about bugs! I'm joined by Shawn Halifax, Cultural History Interpretation Coordinator of the Charleston South Carolina County Parks and Recreation Commission. 


Mulberry Grove Plantation in Georgia (Georgia Historical Society)

Source: Patriotic Coloring Pages

Sir Robert Heath

James Oglethorpe