A Century of Costumes at Hopewell Furnace

File photo by Donna Rovins Fashions, like these, will be on display during a fashion show Saturday at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.

On Saturday, June 9, at 2:30 p.m on the porch of the Ironmasters Mansion at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, join Hopewell volunteers as they present a fashion show of historic costumes. The event is free.

Long time volunteer Ellen Boyer is the host for this event and will lead the audience through 100 years of fashion at Hopewell beginning with 1771 and ending with 1883. Both men and women's fashions will be shown. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Hopewell Furnace NHS.

Hopewell is one of the most thoroughly preserved examples of a 19th century iron-making community. Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site preserves and interprets an early American industrial landscape from natural resource extraction to enlightened conservation. The site is surrounded by the 73,000-acre Hopewell Big Woods, the largest forest in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

The park's facilities are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week during the summer.

Hopewell Furnace is located five miles south of Birdsboro, PA on Route 345.

No entrance fees are charged. For more information stop by the park's visitor center, call 610-582-8773, visit the park's web site at www.nps.gov/hofu or contact us by e-mail at hofu_superintendent@nps.gov.

Visitors with specific needs may contact the park for assistance in advance of their visit.

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