Victorian Underpinnings

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield

Event Audience: 

Adult
Teen

Fee: 

Free and open to the public

Tales from the Vault program presented by Erika Holst, Curator of Decorative Arts and History

Underneath every beautiful Victorian gown was a complicated set of underpinnings to support it. See examples from the ISM's collection and learn about corsets, chemises, petticoats, and hoops, as well as men's undergarments.

"Tales from the Vault" is a collaborative program hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Illinois State Museum which allows the public to discover some of the treasures from these institutions' collections. Each program will include the chance to view an artifact or document not normally on display, commentary by a staff member or local scholar, and a chance for group discussion. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. All programs are free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696.

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