Leather key baskets have long been considered an early 19th-century folk art specific to Virginia and North Carolina. However, there has been little to no research done into contextualizing these objects and separating fact from fiction. The Public Leather Works wants to share the research we have done into these items and how they fit into the landscape of 19th-century Richmond life.
Dates & Times
Unraveling the Mystery of Leather Key Baskets
Visit a Nation Builder
Step into the past with a Nation Builder and learn about their contribution to the founding of our nation.
Re-animating 18th-century Fashion
This illustrated talk (fashion show) explores how we recapture 18th-century life and work with clothing.
Art Museums Admission
Bird Fancyer's Delight
Learn about the connection between wild birds and the music written by composers in the 18th century and how this figured into the cultural life of Williamsburg.