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Sangamon County Historical Society

The Way We Wore: How Fashion Shaped Society Here in the 1800s and Early 1900s

  • May 21, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Lincoln Public Library, 326 South Seventh Street, Carnegie Room North

Have you ever wondered how our female forbearers made it through a warm spring day in Sangamon County, heavily petticoated in long skirts, high button shoes and bonnets?  How did their male counterparts fare in top hats, morning coats, and peg top trousers?

Join the Sangamon County Historical Society at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the Public Lincoln Library for a free program entitled, "The Way We Wore: How Fashion Shaped Society Here in the 1800s and Early 1900s." 

Holly Kent, assistant professor of history at the University of Illinois Springfield and Jane Ehrenart, Supervisor of Reference and Technical Services at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, will provide an overview of what people wore and why, how it shaped their daily lives, where they got their clothes, and who and what influenced their choices. 

For more information on this exciting event, read this month's issue of the society's award-winning publication, Historico.  

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