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Hogshead Living History: Fashioning Freedom

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024

Location: Hogshead, 43 Pinkney Street

Time: 11:00 am (EST) - 3:00 pm (EST)

Join living historian Nastassia Parker as she delves into the social significance of clothing in the 1800s. 

Examine replica garments and discover what fashion plates, accessories, and newspaper advertisements revealed about socioeconomic position. Learn how enslaved individuals used clothing to aid in their quest for personal freedom in the North.

Cost: Free ($5 suggested donation)

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The program is supported in part by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. To discover more about the Arts Council and the impact of the arts on Anne Arundel County, visit


About Our Presenter: Nastassia Parker has been a historical character interpreter and reenactor since 1995.

She has served as a museum programming consultant and portrayed both famous and little-known figures of African American history, such as Ona Judge and Sally Hemings in one-woman shows and special museum programs. In addition, she also runs her own online business “Tiger Lily’s Threads”, where she creates historical costumes ranging from the 18th to early 19th century.

She currently shares her skills with the public as an Actor interpreter for Colonial Williamsburg to continue to share unique stories of those who did not have a voice.

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