Monday, March 6, 2017

Layers of History: Women’s Fashion During the War Between the States

Hannah Wiest will present “Layers of History: Women’s Fashion During the War Between the States” March 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society in downtown Arcanum. Hannah’s lecture presents a revealing history about ladies’ fashion and undergarments during the early 1860s. She will expose each layer and the purpose of the individual garments and explain how the fabric content, print, dress style, and cut all disclosed a woman’s class, age, and social standing.

Wiest will be dressed in a complete ensemble and have many other garments to show as well as a Power Point. She is a member of The Ohio Valley Civil War Association which is made up of the 35th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, the 19th US Regular Infantry, the 1st Ohio Battery C Light Artillery, Birge’s Western Sharpshooter (the best US Signal Corp unit in the country), and the Civil War Civilians. Wiest is a Darke County native, graduated from WSU in creative writing, and currently works as a naturalist educator at DCP. She has a passion for history and spends her free time researching, pattern drafting, and sewing historical clothing both for her living history hobby and for the Park District. She and her new husband, Robert, live in the Arcanum area.

Please join us March 9th at 7:00 p.m. for what promises to be a very interesting evening. The Historical Society is housed in the historic 1894 brick Deitrich Saloon & Rooming House. The event is open to the public and is free of charge. Contact Barb Deis, 662-0119 for more information.

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