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.

Lynette and Ray relax with daughter Andrea Amey and husband Mark at a recent 18th century event.

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.

The 2006 Ladies & Gentlemen of the 1860’s Conference.
Andrea Amey and husband Mark, also attended the conference. Andrea is a goldsmith and creates beautiful 18th and 19th century period jewelry.

You Can Visit Miller's Millinery Sutlery At These Upcoming Events:
(Other events will be announced as they are scheduled.)

March 7-9 Ladies & Gentlemen of the 1860’s Conference; Camp Hill, PA - contact contact info@genteelarts.com for more information
April 5-6 Civil War Encampment/Battle at Neshaminy State Park, Ben Salem, PA - contact CWHeritage@aol.com for more information
July 26 & 27

A Civil War Weekend at Landis Valley, Lancaster, PA
Miller’s Millinery will be set up in the Erisman House, 10 AM to 4 PM each day.
For further information :www.landisvalleymuseum.org

October 11 & 12

Harvest Days at Landis Valley
Miller’s Millinery will show colonial and Federal era millinery in the Yellow Barn.
Info: landisvalleymuseum.org

November 21 - 23

Rememberance Weekend, Gettysburg PA
Miller’s Millinery will be set up in the Gettysburg Hotel on the square.


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



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