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Fashionably Connecticut: A Century of Connecticut Fashion, 1860-1960 ~ Virtual Program

Library Program for Adults

  • Date: 06/04/2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  
  • Location: Virtual ~ Zoom

Driving Woman 1960s-Adobe Stock-c ysbrandcosijn-compressedHat Mens-Clipart LibraryMaybe you remember Grandma’s old blue dress and serious shoes or Dad’s best suit and hat, but did you ever wonder why they wore what they wore?

This program explores how clothing communicates who we are, what we do and the society in which we live. You’ll look at everything from military inspiration during the Civil War to the influence of political liberalism in the 1960s. Recall the clothing of your ancestors, your parents and your own fashion choices as we take this little trip through over 100 years of fashion. Registration begins May 7, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720 and leaving a message (be sure to leave your name, telephone number and email address). Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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About the presenter: Taylor McClure is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society. She teaches educational programs for school and adult groups both at the museum and on location. Taylor is a former high school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in History and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington.

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