Sunday, October 24, 2021


Civil War Dress From the Inside-Out (Zoom)

Event date: 10/13/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Export event
Elaine Evans
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Civil War Dress From the Inside-Out (Zoom)

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation

Just how many layers did 1860s women wear to achieve that bell-shaped silhouette? Join Illinois State Museum’s Curator of History Erika Holst to find out! Drawing upon examples of 1860s clothing from the ISM's collections, Holst will walk you through the many layers of women's dress, from chemise to shawl, and discuss the significance of each garment. A question and answer period will follow.

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Erika Holst is the Curator of History at the Illinois State Museum. Holst has worked in the public history field for more than 15 years, during which time she has curated more than a dozen exhibitions. She is passionate about sharing stories of the people and history of Illinois through material culture. Holst’s publications include Wicked Springfield: Crime, Corruption, and Scandal During the Lincoln Era, Edwards Place: A Springfield Treasure, and Historic Houses of Lincoln’s Illinois, as well as several scholarly and popular articles. She holds a master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture.

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