The Gillespie’s have Conducted In-Depth, Public Engaging Miniature Painting Demonstrations at the following sites;
- George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Alexandria, VA
- Southern Longrifle Association Show, Williamsburg, Va
- Monmouth University, West Long Branch, N.J.
- Charlestown Landing, State Historic Site, Charleston, South Carolina.
- The Charleston Museum, Charleston, SC, program “Tokens of Affection: Miniature Portraits from the Gibbes Collection”, for the Gibbes Museum of Art.”
- American College of Building Arts, Charleston, S.C.
- Virginia Highlands Festival, Abingdon, Va.
- Living History Park, North Augusta, South Carolina.
- Historic Brattonsville, McConnells, South Carolina.
- South Carolina Powder Magazine, ca. 1713, Charleston, South Carolina
Let the Gillespie's Make your special event or function truly memorable! We are offering our services as professional living historians to your site to bring history to life for your guests. Live demonstrations, and lectures the Gillespie's offer are first rate, professional and public engaging!
We offer the following programs for your delectation and approbation
Miniature Painting: Demonstrations, & Lectures
Paper Marbling: Demonstrations
Slate Tombstone Carving: Demonstrations and Lectures
Spinning Techniques: Ancient and Colonial, Demonstrations and Lectures
Indigo Dyeing: Demonstrations
David lectures at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, N.J., at the Association for Gravestone Studies, Yearly Conference.
Renee's Paper Marbling Demo
Miniature Painting Demo, courtesy Historic Brattonsville, SC
David lectures at the Oldest Public Building in South Carolina, the SC Powder Magazine, ca. 1713
Each Presentation, Demonstation, or Lecture can be tailor-fit to your particular need.
We have period tents we can bring as well, if required, and our fees are very reasonable!
Please contact us for your ideas and let us use our skills to make your particular event a most pleasant and engaging experience!
Renee and David demonstrate annually at George Washington's Mount Vernon.
“Renee’s paper marbling demonstration was top notch. She is very knowledgeable about her craft, and she presents herself in a very professional manner while engaging our guests on a personal level.”
“It is a delight to have David at our site for interpretation. He very much looks like and presents himself as an 18th century miniature portrait artist. He knows his craft and interacts very well with each of our visitors.”
-Mrs. Karen Cox, School Programs Manager, Historic Brattonsville, McConnells, South Carolina