CWF Costume Design Center
Costume Design Center
Costumes were first worn October 20, 1934, by Colonial Williamsburg hostesses at the Raleigh Tavern for President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s visit for the dedication of the Duke of Gloucester Street. These first costumes were deemed so successful that November 5, 1934, all hostesses in the remainder of the exhibition buildings were required to wear costumes.
75th Anniversary Timeline
Explore 75 years of costumed interpretation.
Dressing for the Occasion
by Mary Miley Theobald
CWF Costume Design Center Source List
Resources for the reproduction of historic costume.