Undressing History: Women's Clothes & Unmentionables from the 19th Century

May 3, 2018
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
$5.00
Location: Newport Historical Society
82 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 841-8770

Email Visit Website

The Newport Historical Society and the Rhode Island Historical Society are pleased to partner for their first 2018 joint History Space talk when they present 'Undressing History: Women's Clothes & Unmentionables from the 19th Century'. During this program, which will be offered in Providence and again in Newport, historical costumer Carrie Midura will share some of the secrets (and stuffing) that were hidden beneath the leg-o-mutton sleeves and shelf-like bustle gowns of the 19th century.

Using a combination of meticulously creates period reproductions and original garments from her private collection, Carrie will walk visitors through the process of getting dressed during very different decades of the 1800s. This interactive presentation features the undergarments that supported and shaped the fashionable female form when styles and silhouettes were changing as quickly as the New England weather. The program closes with the opportunity to touch and examine these unmentionables that were once commonly found in every lady's wardrobe.

This program is generously sponsored by the Harborside Inn.
www.newportharborsideinn.com

Undressing History: Women's Clothes & Unmentionables from the 19th Century