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Profiles: Chester County Clothing in the 1800s (virtual)

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Throughout time, clothing has revealed a great deal about who we are. In the early 1800s, clothing in Chester County represented individual identity, personal choice, and place within the community. People here had access to global trends through Philadelphia and other regional ports. They accepted or rejected fashion styles based on what they could afford, their personal preferences and, in some cases, what they believed. This talk illustrates examples from the notable CCHC clothing collection of exceptional high fashion and rare extant everyday adaptations worn in Chester County throughout the century.

About the Speaker: Ellen Endslow is the Director of Collections/Curator at Chester County History Center. She is primarily responsible for the care of the museum collection and making it accessible to the public through exhibitions, programs, group tours, student visits and by answering research inquiries. The 2013 Profiles exhibit is the basis for this program. Heather Hansen, former Collections Manager in the museum, was the co-curator and coordinated the installation team.

Admission is Pay as You Wish!  Register HERE!

Your donation is greatly appreciated. All proceeds benefit the development of future programming and the preservation of the History Center and its collections. The History Center is home to over 750,000 manuscripts, 100,000 photographs, and 80,000 artifacts. Your donation helps us to preserve and share those resources.

Presentation is via Zoom, and will be recorded and available for 7 days for all registered participants. We will email out a Zoom link the day of the presentation, and email a link to the recording within 48 hours. Note: the Zoom link emailed out the day of the presentation only takes you to the live presentation; the link emailed out the day after will contain the recorded version.

Generously sponsored by the Haverford Trust Company.