EVENT:

Over Zoom on March 13th at 7pm. Tour will be about 45 minutes long with a 15 minute Q&A afterwards. Price, $15.

Tour Synopsis:

Join us for a live virtual tour of our newest display, Unlacing the Corset, Unleashing the Vote. Learn the history of the binding garments that once held women bound to society’s rules and expectations and why they were worn. We will be showing examples of items not in the exhibit, so do not miss out on this unique opportunity to learn about the history of corsetry that led up to the 20th century, the suffrage movement, and the fashion of the last 100 years. Many strong fashion movements had strong women with them. Connect to these women of the past, and remember that our silhouette of the past shadows our future.

Your Lecturer: Chelsey Knyff is currently a History student at SNHU and graduates later this year with a BA in History and in Fashion. She is currently certified with Palmer and Plesch in fashion instruction and as a CSA sewing expert. She has won awards for her historical fashion related displays at places such as Jamestown Settlement and Strawbery Banke Museum. She currently lives in Mansfield, CT with her husband and two children.