Monday, September 12, 2016

They Wore What?! Historical Clothing program at DCP

Even the simplest of women’s ensembles included
over 10 different clothing pieces.
Ever wonder why our ancestors wore all those layers? What was the point, and how could they ever be comfortable? Join Darke County Parks on Saturday, September 10th at 2pm for a peak into 200 year old wardrobes. After a primer on underclothes, we’ll look at ladies’ fashions in Paris at the time and how those styles translated to frontier life. We’ll also see the transition in men’s fashion from ostentatious to subdued. From shifts to waistcoats and bonnets to pantaloons, learn what it took to be properly dressed during the early 1800s and even how you can go about replicating those styles today within the living history hobby.

For questions about this program or any other program offered by the Darke County Parks, please stop by the nature center, call (937) 548-0165, or email

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