Sneak Peek: Fashioning Illinois, 1820-1900

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield

Event Venue: 

Special Programs Room

Event Audience: 

Adult
Teen

Fee: 

Free, Donations Appreciated

Tales from the Vault Program presented by Erika Holst, Curator of History

Join Curator of History Erika Holst for a behind-the-scenes peek at some of the objects which will be featured in the Illinois State Museum's upcoming fashion exhibition.  Fashioning Illinois, 1820-1900, opening in March, 2020, will explore the way women made, maintained, and wore clothing in nineteenth century Illinois.  

"Tales from the Vault" is a collaborative program hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Illinois State Museum, and Lincoln’s Home National Historic Site that 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. All programs are free and open to the public. 

Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to the program at the ISM﹘Research & Collections Center which is located at 1011 E. Ash St. in Springfield. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696.

 

Dress from ISM collection

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