We’re Erik and Lindsay Curren and we live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, about three hours southwest of Washington, DC.
Wearing museum-quality reproduction outfits from the era of the American Revolution, we venture onto the streets to interact with our fellow citizens. We make a lot of new friends!
Sometimes we just chat for a few minutes about why we’re dressed so funny — to take our nation’s story, all its glories and all its shames, out of museums and historic sites and into everyday life.
Other times we get into long discussions with people about history. Serious topics can come up, like whether the Founding Fathers and Founding Mothers were really all that, whether or not people should take down statues or the history of slavery, abolition and civil rights.
And we’re always happy to answer questions about our clothing.
What’s it like to wear a stay (an 18th century version of a corset)? Don’t be afraid to ask.
We think that clothing has a lot to say about culture, past and present. We try to dress as authentically as possible for the Revolutionary Era, from cocked hat and mob cap down to silk stockings and buckled shoes.