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 6-8 The Civilian Symposium
(formerly the Ladies and Gentlemen of the 1860’s Conference)
Radisson Penn Harris Hotel, 1150 Camp Hill By-Pass, Camp Hill, PA 17011
Miller’s Millinery will be in the vendors area - no admission fee for that area.
For more info contact www.genteelarts.com
April 25 & 26 Neshaminy Civil War Reenactment
Neshaminy State Park, 3401 StateRoad, Ben Salem, PA19020
Miller’s Millinery will be in the sutler’s area.
For more info contact cwheritage@aol.com
May 9

Colonial May Day festivities at Rock Ford Plantation
881 Rockford Road, Lancaster, PA 17602
Miller’s Millinery shop will be among the other colonial businesses.
For more info contact www.rockfordplantation.org

June 16-19

Summer Institute Class - 19th Century Sun Bonnets
from the collection / Stitch A Sun Bonnet

Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum,
2451 Kissel Hill road, Lancaster, PA 17601
For more info and registration forms contact landisvalleymuseum.org
This 2 day workshop begins with a behind-the-scenes tour of the collection. Curator Jennifer Royer will provide background and examples of 19th century sun bonnets in Landis Valley’s collection. Lynnette Miller will guide students in stitching their own sun bonnet choosing one of 3 styles worn in the 1800’s.

July 25 & 26

Civil War Weekend at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum
2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
Miller’s Millinery Shop will be one of the town businesses.
More info www.landisvalleymuseum.org

October 10-11

Harvest Days at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum
Join us in the yellow barn - 18th & early 19th century millinery display and sales
For more info www.landisvalleymuseum.org

November 20, 21, 22

Remembrance Weekend - Commemorating Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
Miller’s Millinery joins other vendors at the Gettysburg Hotel, on the square in Gettysburg.


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



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