MSV lecture will debut colonial wig

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Posted: November 9, 2013

Star staff report

This wig was stored in a lead-lined box in the Glen Burnie House and is a barrister wig of the type typically worn in English courts during the 18th century.
This wig, in the collection at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, still has its original label, as well as an authentic signature in iron gall ink — “J Wood Esq.”

Winchester — Staff members from The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will discuss the art of colonial wig-making (and demonstrate techniques recently learned through the study of a rare wig…

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