Event — Montpelier: James and Dolley Madison’s Home

Gilmore Cabin Workshop Series – “Decorative Beadwork”

Where: James Madison’s Montpelier

11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957

When: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Details: Oral tradition passed down through the Gilmore family stated that Polly Gilmore was a seamstress who added to the family’s income through sewing-related work. The story was confirmed by the hundreds of beads, buttons, pins, and needles discovered during archaeology excavations beneath the cabin’s floorboards. Kathleen Conery, James Madison University’s Costume Shop manager, will introduce the art of decorative beadwork.

Cost: Free; includes all materials. Lunch provided.

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