A Fashionable Tea: Northwest Fashion in the Downton Abbey Era (1910-1930) – June 2014

teapotbCome to enjoy and appreciate the costume fashion show hosted by Eileen Trestain, period clothing coordinator at the Ft Vancouver National Historic Site.  The fashion show will feature fashions day and evening wear from the 1910 to 1930—the years spanned by Downton Abbey, the popular TV series.

Eileen Trestain  is a noted author and textiles expert and period clothing coordinator for Ft. Vancouver National Historic Site and U.S. National Park.  She and her crew of volunteers procure, fabricate, catalog, and research appropriate attire and accessories.  They will present a fashion show of day and evening garments for the period from 1910 to 1930—the years spanned by Downton Abbey, the popular TV series.

While period costumes are not required, if you choose to dress for the period, you could win a prize.  Categories for prizes:

  • Most Era-Appropriate Garment
  • Best Vintage Style Garment
  • Best Vintage Style Accessory
  • People’s Choice

There is no charge for the event as it is a quarterly event.  However, we suggest members bring $5 to donate to the National Park Service to support the period clothing program at Ft. Vancouver.

A full tea with sandwiches and sweets is included.

There is no admission charge, but a donation of $5.00 to the National Park Service is suggested.

Saturday, June 21, 2014
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
St Luke’s Church
426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd – Vancouver

We will need lots of volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up.  

Contact Ruthann or Marianne for information or to volunteer.

 Update 6/12/14:  All seats for the tea have been taken.

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