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Gilded Age Tea & Talk: Under-where?

Sunday, March 12, 2017 01:00 PM

Enjoy tea and refreshments in the formal dining room while listening to talks about different aspects of Gilded Age history. Each guest will receive a gift of Staatsburgh Blend tea created by Harney & Sons. Snow date is the following Sunday. $30/person, $25/Friends of Mills Mansion. Reservations required: 845-889-8851. Today, learn about historic undergarments along with a demonstration of all the required layers!

The UnderWhere? 1880 lecture includes many historic illustrations and a live model to show you just what's required to mold the human body into a fashionable Victorian silhouette. The audience will have the chance to see firsthand a bustle, petticoats, and of course a corset. Lecturer Kjirsten Gustavson brings 15 years of experience as a costume historian and seamstress to this lively, fun and family-friendly talk.

Registration: Required

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