Our fifth day was a long and busy one that began with an attempt to squeeze into a garden tour at 9 AM. When it was clear that the tour didn't have room for us, we consoled ourselves with a tour of the Thomas Everard House.
a previous post, but this shot shows the other side of the room including a cool desk, beautiful drop-leaf table in the middle of the room, and allegedly a microscope inside the pyramid-shaped box by the window.
The original suit was worn by the owner and was later updated to 1770s fashion for use by the son. Naturally, Mr. Hutter only has access to the modified garments, but can tell from their construction what the 1740s garment probably looked like. His intention is to create two coats, both in the 1740s style, and then modify one of them to reflect the current state of the garment in the 1770s style. In the image above Mr. Hutter was describing characteristics of the fabric pattern that made this fabric an interesting combination of two styles, and he had just finished describing the construction differences between 1740s and 1770s men's coats. We were all very impressed.
On day two I mentioned that we watched the filming of a live webcast on the streets of CW, and it appears that the webcast is now archived online, so we can all watch it at our leisure. Go to http://connect.history.org/archived-webcasts and click on the link for "American Ideas: The Gale from the North."