Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Harrisburg fourth and final day

Sunday is a short day for the conference. We started with a wonderful presentation on springs in Virginia. Colleen Formby showed examples of attire, activities, and then and now photos. It was very nice. Then Virginia Mescher discussed the color issues with period photography; always an eye opener. And the last of the original displays.

Nancy and I made our rounds to say goodbye to our friends and boarded the shuttle to take us back to the Harrisburg train station. The train ride to Phillidelphia was nice; saw a few Amish at the station as well as in the fields as we rode the train. The flight back to Houston was full but we were lucky enough to have the seat between us empty so we spread out. The same happened back to Austin.

I really love attending this conference. I will be presenting next year on Texas during the Civil War. We're not sure yet the exact direction, but it will be about Texas at that time. Even my husband is eager to attend next year with the ball.

Nancy and I are going back in June to take Carolann's corset fitting class. I really want to look neat and tidy as a presenter and the corsets I do myself never work or look quite right.

So now on to research, writing the presentation, sewing new undergarments, a new ball gown, and in there somewhere hosting the Grange. Busy year, but I love it. Living history is my passion.

3 comments:

Amy said...

Annette,
Wow, it sounds like you had a fabulous time! I've always wanted to go to that conference, but I rarely have the money or the time-off. ::sigh:: Nevertheless, I really appreciate your posts and this little glimpse into the conference for those of us who couldn't make it.

Brooke said...

Thanks for writing these!!!

Annette Bethke said...

So now you both need to make plans for next year! :)