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Trimmings Conference: Adorning the Fashionable Figure in the 17th Century

Plimoth Plantation

Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

Trimmings Conference: Adorning the Fashionable Figure...

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BONUS! From now until May 25, students and museum professionals can get 50% off their ticket with proof of ID by calling ext 8359 to register!!! Don't miss out on this great opportunity.

From the lush embroidery of a jacket to the delicate frills of a bobbin-lace collar, the 17th century was rife with sartorial flair. Through this conference, participants will have an opportunity to learn about the process and purpose of decorating and embellishing wardrobes in that era.

Discover the trades behind the trimmings, and how it contributed to a global economy, supported a complex guild structure, and bolstered expressions of social and economic class. Whether you are interested in academia and the economy of fashion, or the hands-on process of craft, the Trimmings Conference will allow you to participate more fully in the world of 17th-century style.

The Trimmings Conference will open with a special Friday evening cocktail reception with the unveiling of an extraordinary replica 17th-century embroidered woman’s jacket created in 2009 by volunteer embroiderers, lacemakers, and craftspeople.

For questions, or to order tickets over the phone, please contact Sarah Dery at (508)746-1622, ext. 8359.

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 What is included in my ticket?

The purchase of a ticket to this conference includes discounts on cafe and gift shop merchandise, an opening reception, coffee breaks, admittance to all workshops, talks, and demonstrations, and a Plimoth Plantation admission ticket valid through June 7, 2015. The schedule of presentations and demonstrations is subject to change without notice.

Special events occuring before and after the schedule conference times, such as behind the scenes tours and field trips, may be available for additional purchase. 10% discount on gift shop and cafe purchases.

What is the refund policy?

  • If you need to cancel or reschedule, please contact us at 508-746-1622, ext. 8359 as soon as possible.

  • At least two weeks withdrawal notice required for a full refund.

  • Credit towards a future event for notice given 3-13 days before scheduled date

  • No refund or credit will be received when given less than 72 hours notice for cancellation or reschedule.

  • We reserve the right to cancel an event (for low enrollment, bad weather, etc.) with 72 hour advance notification and we will provide a refund.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We offer free parking at Plimoth Plantation. For guests arriving in cars, please park in the main parking lot. It is the first parking lot you'll come to if you enter the campus from Route 3A.

Guests with official disabled or handicap placards or license plates should park in the lower parking lot; following signs for "Bus & Handicapped Parking." Please park in the spaces where there is an international symbol of access (wheelchair symbol).


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Sarah Dery at 508-746-1622, ext. 8359


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It is suggested that you bring your printed ticket, but not required. 


Have questions about Trimmings Conference: Adorning the Fashionable Figure in the 17th Century? Contact Plimoth Plantation

When & Where

Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth, MA 02360

Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Plimoth Plantation

Who We Are

Plimoth Plantation is a not-for-profit museum supported by admissions, contributions, grants and generous volunteers.

What We Do

Plimoth Plantation, less than an hour south of Boston and minutes from Cape Cod, is a living museum dedicated to telling the history of Plymouth Colony from the perspective of both the Pilgrims and the Native Wampanoag people. The museum is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate that includes Mayflower, a full-scale reproduction of the original ship that sailed to Plymouth in 1620 and Plimoth Grist Mill. Visit our Craft Center and Plimoth Bread Company. Enjoy independent films at Plimoth Cinema.

What Matters

Our guests' experience is at the heart of what we do. The setting, the staff and a compelling approach to history combine to provide a memorable visitor experience. We are successful when a satisfied visitor recommends us to family and friends.

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