Bustles, Bloomers, and Naked Elbows: Women’s Fashions and Fads in the Nineteenth Century
Colleen Callahan, a costume and textile historian with experience in conservation and as a theatrical costumer, will present a lecture titled“Bustles, Bloomers, and Naked Elbows: Women’s Fashions and Fads in the Nineteenth Century” on Wednesday, November 15, at 6:30 pm at the Bristol Public Library. This free event is sponsored by the Fort Chiswell Chapter NSDAR. Ms. Callahan worked at the Valentine Museum for many years. She consults with large and small institutions nationwide on exhibition, collection management and documentation, conservation, and reproduction clothing projects. She is a lecturer and contributes to popular and scholarly publications. For further information contact Nancy Estes at 423-652-7460.