In the 19th century, the multiple layers of a lady's ensemble were both architectural and hygienic. Their shape and construction evolved with changing styles, and some layers were worn, or not, depending on the region and season. We'll show you real antique garments from the mid-1850s through the 1910s, including corsets, corset covers, drawers, petticoats, crinolines, bustles, and multi-part dresses. Come and see these fascinating examples of fashion history! Photo ©2012, Carol Schiraldi
The Mead Hall is the large building located at the far end of the Village Commons. This is an indoor venue.