If you were ever curious about clothing from the 1800s, CCHS’s forthcoming exhibition is just for you. It will include more than 40 fine and ordinary examples of outerwear worn by women, men and children that will show the evolution of clothing profiles in the 1800s. It includes Empire style gowns of the early 1800s, children’s Turkey red print dresses dating from about the 1840s, elaborate men’s vests from numerous decades, and highly detailed fashionable dresses of the Victorian era. Important to Chester County, and an installation highlight, is the contrast between Quaker plain dress and fashionable wear that clearly distinguished a person’s identity within the community. Other important aspects of local dress include fabric choices that embody the advancement of chemical dyes and styles of clothing that played a significant role in women’s health. These and other topics will shed light on the local and national trends.
Generously funded by The Coby Foundation, Ltd.
Mannequins generously provided by the Fashion Museum and Archives of Shippensburg University.
Elegant & Everyday: CLOTHING from the COLLECTION
SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014 8:30 AM TO 4:15 PM
CHESTER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA
REGISTRATION FORM ~ Registration deadline for both Friday and Saturday events is March 29, 2014. Call 610-692-4800 or visit chestercohistorical.org for inquiries.
CCHS presents a symposium of lectures by nationally recognized scholars whose research on CCHS’s clothing collection has expanded our understanding of American clothing history.
Guided tours behind-the-scenes and of the exhibition. Tours will feature additional selections of 19th-century clothing and clothing accessories from the CCHS museum collection.
Many thanks to our 2013 Autumn Benefit Individual and Corporate Sponsors
As of November 18, 2013
Sandra Baldino and Grete Greenacre
Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran
Mrs. Judith M. Rosato and Dr. Donald J. Rosato
Brandywine Valley Heating and Air Conditioning
Franny and Franny Abbott
William B. Parker
A. Roy Smith
Mr. and Mrs. George Werner
Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc.
Frens and Frens LLC
Gawthrop Greenwood, PC
Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Jacobs II
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Nesbitt III
June and Chuck Piola
Barbara and John Spellman
Craig Lincoln Tucker
Alyssa and Charles White
Dr. Florence K. Williams
Arthur Hall Insurance
Public Financial Management, Inc.
The Haverford Trust Company
West Chester Gastrointestinal Group
Mary and Stuart Brooks
Kiki and Patrick Comerford
Bob Edmiston, Hirtle Callaghan & Co.
Esther and Paul Gansky
Leonard A. King
Rebecca and Rob Lukens
Ida and Tom McIntyre
Beth Trapani and Jim Scanlon
Alicia and L. Gordon Walker
Bliss & Company
Daily Local News
Goldberg, Meanix, McCallin & Muth
National Penn Bank
Schaffer Sound DJ's | Lighting | Audio & Visual
The RC Taylor Group
The Roskamp Institute, real science and research into diseases of the mind
Auction In-Kind Sponsors
Marcy and Robert Fenza
Kim Z. Franklin
Grete and Martyn Greenacre
Janet Sidewater, Feather In Your Cap
Jane Chalfant and Kiki Boutique
Jimmy Duffy's Catering
Mid-Atlantic Transportation Services, Inc
Penns Woods Winery
Sunset Hill Jewelers
The Willowdale Steeplechase
Wayne Bed & Breakfast Inn
Many thanks to our wonderful staff and volunteers for helping to prepare the Profiles exhibition: