The Historic Point Basse board recently met and formed a committee to look into the costuming of our site.
We have enlisted the aid of the Wisconsin State Historical Society to help us with period clothing for Historic Point Basse.
Leslie A. Bellais is the Curator of Social History. She is with the Museums and Historic Sites - Cultural Services Division located in Madison.
She will be coming to the All Purpose Room in McMillan Library in Wisconsin Rapids on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm to share with us her knowledge of 1840 to 1860 clothing. She will be bringing some material samples costumes and a slide show.
If you have a costume, material or patterns that you would like to bring for her to evaluate, please bring them.
For those of you unable to attend this presentation, we will be taping it for citizens to check out.
This should be a very interesting and learning seminar.
Hopefully you will be able to attend.