The South Carolina State Society DAR had the distinct honor of presenting our National Junior Doll, MISS ELIZA, at the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 2017 Continental Congress. This project raised over $20,000 for Helen Pouch Memorial Fund.
Although she was inspired by our state's First Lady of Indigo, Eliza Lucas Pinckney, MISS ELIZA was really a composite of the many independent and forward-thinking ladies from South Carolina's colonial past. She was accompanied by a wardrobe of historically accurate clothing from 1745 though 1795 including ball gowns and nightgowns as well as day dresses and riding habits. She had embroidered silk stockings and beaded shoes made especially for her. Fabric for some of her clothing was hand-dyed using indigo grown and processed by South Carolina Daughters. Accompanying Miss Eliza were antique furniture pieces, plus many household items and accessories like a spinning wheel, her childhood toys, tea set, doll, and sampler.