Joy Melcher has spent the past 23 years involved in History. Her credits include past editor and publisher of Civil War Lady Magazine. She has two books to her credit "The Victorian Woman's Cookbook" and "Etiquette for Every Occasion" as well as numerous articles and publications. She sponsored the National Civil War Lady Conferences for seven consecutive years and now provides History Fashion Shows throughout the country. She serves on two Museum Boards and has been a volunteer at Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation at Middletown, VA for the past nine years. Her costume designs have appeared in the Film Industry,Broadway productions, Museums and Operas. She is a dealer of Antique Jewelry and designs jewelry for theaters.