Opening the Enos-Hatch Wardrobe: What a Collection of 19th Century Clothing Can Tell us About an Early Illinois Family

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield

Event Venue: 

1011 E. Ash St., Springfield, IL

Event Audience: 

Adult
Teen

Fee: 

Free and open to the public

Brown Bag Program presented by Erika Holst, Curator of Art and History, Illinois State Museum

The Illinois State Museum recently acquired a large collection of 19th century clothing passed down through several generations of the Enos-Hatch family of Springfield. This talk will introduce listeners to the Enos-Hatch family and their impact on Springfield and Illinois, and explore what their clothing tells us about the people who wore it and life in the 19th century. Special attention will be given to the extraordinary wedding shirt made by Salome Enos for her son Zimri's 1846 wedding.

Bring your lunch and join us for a different speaker and topic on the third Wednesday of each month. Brown Bag Lectures are held at the ISM Research & Collections Center at 1011 E. Ash St. in Springfield.* For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696.

*The Collections Center’s new entrance gate is on Ash Street. The Ash Street entrance must be approached from 11th Street or further east due to the rail closure at Ash and 10 ½ Streets. 

 

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