Colonial America 1600-1775

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18th Century Costume, created for the annual Apple Butter Festival

The Beehive or Elk Creek Preservation Society and Cecil County Farm Museum

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Beehive (Cooper's Mill, site)

Beehive"  where the annual Apple Butter Festival takes place in Fairhill, MD
Telegraph Road & Little Elk Neck Road, Fair Hill, Maryland

Left is a picture of the "Beehive"  where the annual Apple Butter Festival takes place in Fairhill, MD.  The Elk Creek Preservation Society and Cecil County Farm Museum benefit from this event.  It started around 1978.  The event itself features open kettle apple butter making over open fires in large kettles. There are also old craft demonstrations such as blacksmith and quilting, there are also bagpipers and highland dancing.  The Beehive was constructed by stonemasons in the early 18th century possibly 1720-1730. The Beehive was an early industrial complex, it got it's name because of the busy commercial activity. The western most ruin was a coopers shop, there were 3 workers houses, and Michael Wallace's store.

A menu is served in one of the buidings featuring foods from that period of time. 

This costume was made for this Festival in 2007

Colonial America 1600-1775
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Vest is lined and boned.

Colonial America 1600-1775
Vest is finished with hand stitched binding.

Close-fitting, lined, boned vest with a tie front. A very loose-fitting, pullover top with a cotton draw-string at the neck-line, long sleeves and stitched hem. Floor length kirt is gathered into a waistband. Apron has ties and a 5 in. hem. Cap pulls tight with ribbon drawstring at the back of the neck.

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