P.O. Box 8077
Lancaster, PA 17604-8077

Email:  bonnets@embarqmail.com 

Phone: (717) 285-3373


Since 1990, MILLER’S MILLINERY has offered PORTFOLIO PATTERNS™ specializing in historically accurate 18th and 19th century head wear and clothing accessories. Original items have been carefully studied to draft each illustrated pattern. Construction techniques follow original methods. Patterns fit heads measuring 22” unless otherwise noted.

Along with items of MILLINERY we also carry appropriate CLOTHING ACCESSORIES individually stitched of silk, cotton, linen and fine wool. Trims are natural fibers when available. Construction techniques are those used on originals; most are entirely hand stitched.

Questions about colors? Fabrics? Trims? We will be pleased to assist in creating an accurate 18th or 19th century appearance. Can you find what you need? If not, please inquire.

Lynnette & Ray at Neshaminy, 2010


Lynnette Miller is an independent costume consultant and researcher who founded Miller’s Millinery in 1990. A member of the Costume Society of America, she promotes accuracy in historic interpretation, primarily in 18th and 19th century clothing. She has won national awards, including the 1979 Delaney Award, for her Civil War era clothing and served two terms as National Chairwoman of the North-South Skirmish Association Costume Committee (formerly Ladies of the N-SSA). A retired art teacher, she writes magazine articles, lectures and conducts workshops in addition to running her millinery business. Her merchandise has been purchased by historic sites throughout the USA and Europe, and was seen on a 2006 PBS program about frontier life.

Lynnette is available for slide presentations, lectures or general interest programs. Please contact her for more information.

Miller’s Millinery shop at 2015 October Harvest Days at Landis Valley Museum.

Educational Programs

The 2006 Ladies & Gentlemen of the 1860’s Conference.
Lynnette wears her dress made from the “conference fabric.” She is escorted by her husband Ray.


In 2005 Lynnette created the bonnet which accessories Martha McCain’s beautiful ruffled mid-nineteenth century dress.

Lynnette & Ray taking a break from playing music at Landis Valley’s annual auction.

(Other events will be announced as they are scheduled.)

March 1,2,3,4, 2018 Civil War Marketplace
Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg. info@GettysburgMuseum.com
MarketPlace hours: March 1 - 1 PM to 5PM
March 2 - 10 AM to 5 PM
March 3 - 9 AM to 6 PM
March 4 - 9 AM to 2 PM
April 27, 28, 29, 2018 Civil War reenactment
Neshaminy State Park, 3401 State Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
May 20, 2018 Colonial May Fair Celebration
Rockford Plantation, Lancaster, PA 17601 rockfordplantation.org
June 9 & 10, 2018 Colonial Market Fair
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum
300 Oella Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21228 www.ColonialMarketFair.com
Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM daily
October 13 & 14, 2018 Harvest Days (colonial event)
Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601 For hours please visit www.landisvalleymuseum.org
November 16,17,18 Rememberance Weekend Civil War Expo: www.hotelgettysburg.com
Gettysburg Hotel, 1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Vendors: Civil War & More, James Country Mercantile, Sullivan Press, Lucy’s Hairwork, and Miller’s Millinery Hours: Fri. 11 AM-10 PM, Sat. 10 AM-10 PM, Sun. 9 AM-Noon.

Fashionable Bonnets Headdresses Hats
Caps Children's Gentlemen's
Measurement Chart Accessories Practical Bonnets and Hoods


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