VIRTUAL Stitches in Time: Three centuries of hemlines, necklines & everything in between
Liberty Hall Museum is a historic house and garden museum located in Union, New Jersey. Liberty Hall was the historic residence of William Livingston, the first Governor of New Jersey and then was the home of six generations of the Kean family. As each new generation of Keans moved into the home, the previous generation left behind their possessions, including china dishes, diaries, furniture, jewelry, and their clothing.
Using Liberty Hall's extensive fashion and textile collection, this virtual program by a museum educator explores American fashion and fashion-trends between the 1700s and the 1950s. Presented will be images of the textiles, the people who owned them, and the home itself that helps facilitate the story of fashion over three centuries.
Learn how Queen Victoria influenced the dresses worn by American women, discover how colonial-era fashion trends made a reappearance in the 1950s, explore vintage fashion accessories and essentials including Victorian-era undergarments, beaded shoes, and ostrich feather hats, and have an up close and personal experience with the extravagant and rarely seen textile collection at Liberty Hall.
It is a journey through fashion like no other!
Information on connecting to the Zoom chat room will be emailed the day before the event.
This program is made possible with the support of The Friends of the Livingston Public Library.
- Monday, May 10, 2021
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Livingston Public Library