From Cradle to Grave: Ages and Stages of 1800s Women's Clothing

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Fee: 

Free with Registration

Join History Curator Erika Holst to learn about historic clothing through the lens of an 1800s women's lifespan.  As women passed through various life stages and roles -  infants, children, unmarried women, brides, married women, widows, and elderly women - what types of clothing did custom dictate that they wear at each stage?  What do these types of garments reveal about how society viewed women at different stages of their life?  How did these roles and expectations evolve over the course of her life?  This presentation will be illustrated with examples of historic clothing from the Illinois State Museum's historic garment collection.  Many are on display in Fashioning Illinois: 1820-1900,  on view through March 31, 2022.

Advanced registration is required at https://bit.ly/Ages-Stages. The event will be recorded and shared to the Illinois State Museum Youtube Page. For more information please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 782-6044.

Certified Professional Development Units (CPDU) hours for Illinois Educators will be offered for this program. For additional information contact lorna.shuman@illinois.gov.

 

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