Sat, Mar 26, 2016
25th Annual Workshop in Archeology
Location: Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard, MD
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 9:00 AM (00:00 Duration)
Posted By: Somd Calendar
Outfitting Outlander: Costumes, Props, and Comparisons to Maryland Archeology
Sara Rivers-Cofield, Curator of Federal Collections at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will present "Outfitting Outlander: Costumes, Props, and Comparisons to Maryland Archeology," at the 25th annual Workshop in Archeology, on March 26, 2016 at the Maryland Historical Trust.
For people who do historical archeology for a living, the eye candy provided by the new Outlander series on Starz goes beyond attractive men in kilts and ladies in gowns. Period dramas often need to take creative license with sets and costumes in order to facilitate the filming process, and while these compromises can frustrate history buffs looking for a 100% realistic depiction of the past, Maryland's artifacts prove that much of the material in Outlander is spot-on. This talk will explore how Outlander's costumes and props compare to 18th-century artifacts recovered by archeologists in Maryland such as table glass, medicine containers, horse tack, architecture, weaponry, clothing, and more.
"The Artifacts of Outlander" exhibit will also be on display throughout the day. The exhibit includes items associated with clothing, apothecary-related artifacts and pottery and glass, displayed against stills from the television series that show similar items used to recreate 18th-century Scotland.
Admission fee (payable at the door): $7.00 General admission; $5.00 for ASM members and students. Certified Archeological Technician (CAT) candidates seeking credit for their certification program must attend both sessions. For more information call (410) 514-7600.
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, a state museum of archaeology and home to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, is a program of the Maryland Historical Trust, a division of the Maryland Department of Planning. It is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River and the St. Leonard Creek in St. Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland.
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