The Connecticut Historical Society’s “From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A Century of Connecticut Fashion” road show has drawn people from all over the state who are interested in the history of style. On March 18, Karen DePauw, research and collections associate at Connecticut Historical Society, gave a fascinating presentation on clothing from the Civil War to the swinging sixties at the Guilford Free Library. The Guilford Keeping Society brought a 1901 wedding dress to show! Dudley Farm Museum brought a wool traveling dress. The Henry Whitfield State Museum was in attendance too. Karen’s talk and the striking historic garments on display spurred interesting conversations about fashion’s role in our society, then and now.
Several more presentations of “From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms” will take place across Connecticut. For more information, please visit https://chs.org/upcoming-events/.