The term Best Bib
and Tucker means one’s best clothes and was first used in 1747 in the translation of the Marquis d'Argens' ambitiously titled
work, New Memoirs Establishing a True Knowledge of Mankind: "The Country-woman minds nothing on Sundays so much as her best Bib and Tucker."
Both bibs and tuckers were
women's clothing items in use from the 17th to 19th
centuries. Early bibs were somewhat like modern day bibs, although they weren't
specifically used to protect clothes from spilled food as they are today. Tuckers were lace modesty pieces fitted over the
bodice of a dress. So choose your Best Bib and Tucker (in black and white) and come out to the Tavern for another fabulous Gadsby evening.
Doc Scantlin and the fabulous Chou Chou will be back for a return engagement at the Tavern. They and their band, The Imperial Palms Orchestra, will be playing big band classics for listening and dancing. There will also be the wandering musicians including the Girlfriends.
Another fabulous GTMS Silent Auction will offer a variety of items, services, and experiences. A sample list of the offerings will be available here shortly.
Come to the Tavern for
Sumptuous Fare & Libations
Featuring an Oyster Bar & Champagne
Spectacular GTMS Silent Auction
Featuring Elegant Items and Excellent Experiences
134 N. Royal Street, Old Town Alexandria, VA
Tickets and Sponsorships are available through the Museum (703-746-4242)